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Biogeography : space, time and life

Author: Glen Michael MacDonald
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The goal of biogeography is to build an understanding of biogeography as a unified science studying how environment, space and time interact to control the large--scale distribution of organisms.  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
MacDonald, Glen Michael.
Biogeography.
New York : Wiley, ©2003
(OCoLC)648370762
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glen Michael MacDonald
ISBN: 0471241938 9780471241935
OCLC Number: 46847696
Description: x, 518 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Some basics --
The physical environment and the distribution of life --
Disturbance --
Communities, formations and biomes --
Changing continents and climates --
Dispersal, colonization, and invasion --
Evolution, speciation, and extinction --
Realms, regions, and provinces --
Biogeography and human evolution and extinction --
Description and interpretation of biogeographic distributions --
The geography of biological diversity --
Biogeography and the conservation challenge.
Responsibility: Glen M. MacDonald.

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"!a comprehensive and informative text that condenses the diversity embraced by the discipline and aptly represents current biogeographical thinking!" (Transactions of the IBG, Vol.29, 2004)

 
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