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The ghosts of evolution, nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms

Author: Connie C Barlow
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks ; Plymouth : Plymbridge (distributor), 2002.
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Ecological science is changing because of a recent discovery: Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that have long been extinct. In this book, the author shows how this idea of "missing partners" in nature evolved from isolated, curious examples into an idea that is transforming how ecologists understand the entire flora and fauna of the Americas. Barlow's  Read more...
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Barlow, Connie C.
Ghosts of evolution, nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms.
New York : BasicBooks ; Plymouth : Plymbridge (distributor), 2002
(OCoLC)49206438
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Connie C Barlow
ISBN: 9780786724895 0786724897
OCLC Number: 834582286
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 291 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Ghost stories --
Ecological anachronisms and their missing partners --
Megafaunal dispersal syndrome --
Advancing the theory --
Fruitful longing --
Extreme anachronisms --
Armaments from another era --
Who are the ghosts? --
Consequences --
Great work.
Responsibility: Connie Barlow.

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