Top positive review
Good book on pleistocene mammals
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2013
South America was isolated for a long time in the Cenozoic. This explains, in part, the rich and diverse fauna that evolved only in this continent. Despite this, there are few books dealing with the history of the South American fauna or flora. The book of Pleistocene mammals of Fariña, Vizcaino and De Iuliis is a notable exception. In its 9 chapters and 436 pages the authors introduce us to the world of paleontology, geology and ecology in the subcontinent, the "great" exchange of Pleistocene fauna, and other issues such as physics of giants, paleoecology and extinctions. For those interested in history and biogeography of South America, and the mammals in particular, this is a good book plenty on information, and one more addition to the excellent series of paleobiology of Indiana University Press.