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Steadman, David W.

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Works: 27 works in 78 publications in 3 languages and 3,068 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Director
Classifications: QH198.G3, 508.8665
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Galápagos : discovery on Darwin's islands by David W Steadman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,448 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 )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relationships of Megaoryzomys curioi, an extinct Cricetine rodent (Muroidea, Muridae) from the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador by David W Steadman ( Book )
9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holocene vertebrate fossils from Isla Floreana, Galápagos by David W Steadman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extinction & biogeography of tropical Pacific birds by David W Steadman ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 272 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
Late Quaternary environments and deep history : a tribute to Paul S. Martin ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeological and paleoenvironmental investigations in the Dutchess Quarry Caves, Orange County, New York by Robert E Funk ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finnish onomastics = Namenkunde in Finland ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 36 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
Aletaan! Jatketaan! by Eila Hämäläinen ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in Finnish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the shoulders of giants ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historian David McCullough hosts this program which reveals David Steadman's work on Charles Darwin and the story of evolution. Steadman is shown on an expedition to the Galapagos Islands and on an archaeological dig on the Polynesian Cook Islands
Late Pleistocene and early Holocene paleoecology and archeology of the eastern Great Lakes region by Smith Symposium ( Book )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonderful town by Leonard Bernstein ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1986 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aletaan! : suomen kielen oppikirja vasta-alkajille by Eila Hämäläinen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in Finnish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smithsonian world : on the shoulders of : ants ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The operas that got away arias, duets & ensembles from Sir Arthur Sullivan's operas by Arthur Sullivan ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Steadman, D. W. (David W.)
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