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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, 2011.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Zoology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Russel Wallace
ISBN: 9781108037846 1108037844 9781139097109 1139097105
OCLC Number: 889946889
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 11 Apr 2014).
Description: 1 online resource (576 pages)
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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