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Steadman, David W.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 49 publications in 1 language and 2,419 library holdings
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Roles: Author
Classifications: QH198.G3, 508.8665
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Most widely held works about David W Steadman
 
Most widely held works by David W Steadman
Galápagos : discovery on Darwin's islands by David W Steadman( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fieldguide of wildlife, providing an account of the evolution of resident species, their habitats and behavior
The relationships of the Pedionomidae (Aves, Charadriiformes) by Storrs L Olson( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocene vertebrate fossils from Isla Floreana, Galápagos by David W Steadman( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extinction&biogeography of tropical Pacific birds by David W Steadman( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sprinkled across the tropical Pacific, the innumerable islands of Oceania are home to some of the most unique bird communities on the planet, and they sustain species found nowhere else on earth. Many of the birds that live in this region are endangered, however; many more have become extinct as a result of human activity, in both recent and prehistoric times. Reconstructing the avian world in the same way archeologists re-create ancient human societies, David Steadmana leading authority on tropical Pacific avian paleontologyhas spent the past two decades in the field, digging through layers of soil in search of the bones that serve as clues to the ancient past of island bird communities. His years of indefatigable research and analysis are the foundation for Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds, a monumental study of the landbirds of tropical Pacific islandsespecially those from Fiji eastward to Easter Islandand an intricate history of the patterns and processes of island biology over time.nbsp; Using information gleaned from prehistoric specimens, Steadman reconstructs the birdlife of tropical Pacific islands as it existed before the arrival of humans and in so doing corrects the assumption that small, remote islands were unable to support rich assemblages of plants and animals. Easter Island, for example, though devoid of wildlife today, was the worlds richest seabird habitat before Polynesians arrived more than a millennium ago. The forests of less isolated islands in the Pacific likewise teemed with megapodes, rails, pigeons, parrots, kingfishers, and songbirds at first human contact.nbsp; By synthesizing data from the distant past, Steadman hopes to inform present conservation programs. Grounded in geology, paleontology, and archeology, but biological at its core, Extinction and Biogeography of Tropical Pacific Birds is an exceptional work of unparalleled scholarship that will stimulate creative discussions of terrestrial life on oceanic islands for years to come
Late Quaternary vertebrate faunas of the Lesser Antilles : historical components of Caribbean biogeography by Gregory K Pregill( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doves (Columbidae) and Cuckoos (Cuclidae) from the early Miocene of Florida by David W Steadman( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new genus, Arenicolumba (Aves: Columbiformes: Columbidae), is proposed for the fossil species Columbina prattae Becker and Brodkorb, 1992. This small dove is known from many hundreds of fossils, representing all major post-cranial skeletal elements, from the early Miocene (ca. 18.5 Ma; Hemingfordian land mammal age) Thomas Farm local fauna, Gilchrist County, Florida. Except for the single humerus of Gerandia from the Aquitanian (early Miocene; ca. 22 Ma) of France, Arenicolumba prattae is the oldest known member of the family Columbidae. The nearest living relatives of arenicolumba appear to be the African genera Oena and Turtur. Thomasococcyx philohippus, new genus and species (Aves: Cuculiformes: Cuculidae), is also described from the Thomas Farm local fauna. Neotropical ground-dwelling cuckoos in the genera Morococcyx, Tapera, Geococcyx, and Dromoccyx may be the closest living relatives of Thomasococcyx. Along with Cursoricoccyx from the Hemingfordian of Colorado, Thomascoccyx philohippus provides evidence that the subfamily of New World ground-dwelling cuckoos (Neomorphinae) existed by the early Miocene
Extinction and biogeography of bats on 'Eua, Kingdom of Tonga by Karl F Koopman( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocene vertebrate fossils from Isla Floreana, Galápagos by David William Steadman( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extinction & biogeography of tropical Pacific birds by David W Steadman( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of Darwin's finches (Fringillidae, Passeriformes) by David W Steadman( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holocene terrestrial gastropod faunas from Isla Santa Cruz and Isla Floreana, Galápagos : evidence for late Holocene declines by Steven M Chambers( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late Holocene fossil vertebrates from Burma Quarry, Antigua, Lesser Antilles by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Relationships of the Pedionomidae (Aves: Charadriiformes) by Smithsonian Institution( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David William Steadman US-amerikanischer Palozoologe

Steadman, D. W.

Steadman, D. W. (David W.)

Languages
English (48)

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Extinction & biogeography of tropical Pacific birds