Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach / Edition 8

Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach / Edition 8

by C. Barry Cox, Peter D. Moore
     
 

Biologists searching for a resource that explores all of the exciting changes that have occurred recently in the field will turn to this eighth edition. It offers insight into the multidisciplinary nature of the field, presenting a sound historical base, up-to-date coverage, and a look at the latest controversies. The authors evaluate conflicting theories and

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Biologists searching for a resource that explores all of the exciting changes that have occurred recently in the field will turn to this eighth edition. It offers insight into the multidisciplinary nature of the field, presenting a sound historical base, up-to-date coverage, and a look at the latest controversies. The authors evaluate conflicting theories and provide a reasoned judgment as to which is preferable. In a new chapter the authors examine marine biogeography, so that biologists can compare and analyse the data, patterns and problems arising from continental, marine and island biogeography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470637944
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/10/2010
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction to biogeography1
2A history of biogeography15
3Patterns of biodiversity45
4Patterns of distribution73
5Communities and ecosystems119
6The source of novelty143
7Life, death and evolution on islands165
8Living in the past201
9The geography of life today225
10Ice and change261
11Transforming the planet297
12Drawing lines in the water319
13Interpreting the past : I. molecular and isotopic biogeography353
14Interpreting the past : II. principles and practice371
15Foretelling the future391

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