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Biogeography

Author: James H Brown; Mark V Lomolino
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The new edition of this textbook first published in 1983 has been completely rewritten and reorganized. Intended for courses in biogeogrpahy, zoogeography, and phytogeography, it integrates historical and ecological approaches to offer broad coverage of the discipline of biogeography. Arrangement is in units covering an introduction to the discipline, the environmental and historical setting, historical patterns and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Brown; Mark V Lomolino
ISBN: 0878930736 9780878930739
OCLC Number: 39060625
Notes: Colored map of the Antarctica on endpapers.
Description: xii, 691 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: The science of biogeography --
The history of biogeography --
The physical setting --
Distributions of single species --
The distribution of communities --
The changing earth --
Claciation and biogeographic dynamics of the pleistocene --
Speciation and extinction --
Dispersal --
Endemis, provincialism, and disjunction --
The history of lineages --
Reconstructing biogeographic histories --
Island biogeography: patterns in species richness --
Island biogeography; patterns in the assembly and evolution of insular communities --
Species diversity in continental and marine habitats --
Continental patterns and processes --The status of biodiversity --
applied biogeography: single species --
Biogeography for the Twenty-first Century.
Responsibility: James H. Brown, Mark V. Lomolino.

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The second edition of this book on biogeography includes sections on the science and the history of the subject, and then goes on to discuss topics such as the physical setting; speciation and  Read more...

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