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The song of the dodo : island biogeography in an age of extinctions

Author: David Quammen; Kris Ellingsen
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [1996]
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Thirty years ago, two young biologists named Robert MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson triggered a far-reaching scientific revolution. In a book titled The Theory of Island Biogeography, they presented a new view of a little-understood matter: the geographical patterns in which animal and plant species occur. Why do marsupials exist in Australia and South America, but not in Africa? Why do tigers exist in Asia, but not  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Quammen, David, 1948-
Song of the dodo.
New York : Scribner, ©1996
(OCoLC)646934391
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Quammen; Kris Ellingsen
ISBN: 0684800837 9780684800837 0684827123 9780684827124
OCLC Number: 33334523
Description: 702 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Thirty-six Persian throw rugs --
The man who knew islands --
So huge a bignes --
Rarity unto death --
Preston's bell --
The coming thing --
The hedgehog of the Amazon --
The song of the Indri --
World in pieces --
Message from Aru.
Responsibility: David Quammen ; maps by Kris Ellingsen.

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Interweaving personal observation, scientific theory, and history, this beautifully written book takes the reader on a globe-spanning tour of wild places and ideas. "An epic adventure of the mind and  Read more...

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