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Biogeography : an ecological and evolutionary approach

Author: C Barry Cox; Peter D Moore
Publisher: Malden, Ma. : Blackwell Science, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"The science of biogeography asks, and seeks to answer, many varied questions. Why are there so many different kinds of animals and plants? Why are some common and some rare? Why are some widely dispersed and others confined to very limited areas? Why are some habitats and parts of the world so much richer in species than others? How have these patterns of distribution and species richness evolved?" "The book is  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cox, C. Barry (Christopher Barry), 1931-
Biogeography.
Malden, Ma. : Blackwell Science, 2000
(OCoLC)647016544
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Barry Cox; Peter D Moore
ISBN: 086542778X 9780865427785 0631219137 9780631219132
OCLC Number: 40990081
Description: ix, 298 pages, [4] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction to biogeography --
2. Biodiversity --
3. Patterns of distribution --
4. Communities and ecosystems --
5. The source of novelty --
6. Patterns in the past --
7. Patterns of life today --
8. Interpreting the past --
9. Ice and change --
10. The making of today --
11. Projecting into the future --
12. Drawing lines in the water --
13. Life (and death) on islands.
Responsibility: by C. Barry Cox and Peter D. Moore.
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The questions asked by biogeography themselves evolve over time, and this revised edition of a long-established text raises new questions concerned with such topics as global biodiversity and the  Read more...

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