9780470637944

Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach, 8th Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470637944

  • ISBN10:

    0470637943

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Summary

Biologists searching for a resource that explores all of the exciting changes that have occurred recently in the field will turn to this eighth edition. It offers insight into the multidisciplinary nature of the field, presenting a sound historical base, up-to-date coverage, and a look at the latest controversies. The authors evaluate conflicting theories and provide a reasoned judgment as to which is preferable. In a new chapter the authors examine marine biogeography, so that biologists can compare and analyze the data, patterns and problems arising from continental, marine and island biogeography.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
A History of Biogeography
Patterns of Distribution
Communities and Ecosystems
Patterns of Biodiversity
The Engines of the Planet I: Plate Tectonics
The Engines of the Planet II:Evolution, the Source of Novelty
From Evolution to Patterns of Life
Life,Death,and Evolution on Islands
Drawing Lines in the Water
Living in the Past
The Geography of Life Today
Ice and Change
The Advent of Humanity
Into the Future
Conservation Biogeography
Further Reading
References
Glossary
Index
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