The Geographical Distribution of Animals : With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface : Volume 1 (eBook, 1876) [WorldCat.org]
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The Geographical Distribution of Animals : With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface : Volume 1

Author: Alfred Russel Wallace
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1876 1876
Series: Cambridge library collection. Zoology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a British biologist and explorer whose theories of evolution, arrived at independently, caused Darwin to allow their famous joint paper to go forward to the Linnean Society in 1858. Considered the nineteenth century's leading expert on the geographical distribution of animals, Wallace carried out extensive fieldwork in areas as diverse as North and South America, Africa, China,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: 9781139097109 1139097105 9781108037846 1108037844
OCLC Number: 1060648337
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (576 Seiten)
Contents: Preface; Part I. The Principles and General Phenomena of Distribution: 1. Introductory; 2. The means of dispersal and the migration of animals; 3. Distribution as affected by the conditions and changes of the earth's surface; 4. On zoological regions; 5. Classification as affecting the study of geographical distribution; Part II. On the Distribution of Extinct Animals: 6. The extinct mammalia of the Old World; 7. Extinct mammalia of the New World; 8. Various extinct animals; - and on the antiquity of the genera of insects and land-mollusca; Part III. Zoological Geography: A Review of the Chief Forms of Life in the Several Regions and Sub-Regions, with the Indications They Afford of Geographical Mutations: 9. The order of succession of the region. Cosmopolitan groups of animals. Tables of distribution; 10. The Palaearctic region; 11. The Ethiopian region; 12. The Oriental region; 13. The Australian region; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection. Zoology
Responsibility: Alfred Russel Wallace.

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First published in 1876, this comprehensive two-volume set presents Alfred Russel Wallace's findings on the distribution of thousands of animal and bird species. Volume 1 explores classification,  Read more...

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