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The birds of northern Melanesia : speciation, ecology & biogeography

Author: Ernst Mayr; Jared M Diamond
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Origins and Acknowledgements. Introduction. Part 1. Northern Melanesia's Physical and Biological Environment. 1. Geology and geological history. 2. Climate. 3. Habitats and vegetation. 4. Terrestrial vertebrates other than birds. Part 2. Human History and Impacts. 5. Human history. 6. Ornithological exploration of Northern Melanesia. 7. Exterminations of bird populations. Part 3. The Northern Melanesia Avifauna. 8.  Read more...
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Mayr, Ernst, 1904-2005.
Birds of northern Melanesia.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00061148
(OCoLC)44676162
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Mayr; Jared M Diamond
ISBN: 9780195349665 0195349660
OCLC Number: 316713446
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 492 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Introduction; Part I. Northern Melanesia's Physical and Biological Environment; Part II. Human History and Impacts; Part III. The Northern Melanesian Avifauna; Part IV. Colonization Routes; Part V. Taxonomic Analysis: Differences Among Species; Part VI. Geographic Analysis: Differences Among Islands; Part VII. Synthesis, Conclusions, and Prospects; Maps; Appendices; References; Index.
Responsibility: Ernst Mayr, Jared Diamond ; color plates by H. Douglas Pratt.
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Ernst Mayr and Jared Diamond decided in 1970 to collaborate on an authoritative monograph presenting their data and interpretations of the evolution of the birds of the Solomon and Bismark Islands.  Read more...

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