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The new edition of this textbook first published in 1983 has been completely rewritten and reorganized. Intended for courses in biogeogrpahy, zoogeography, and phytogeography, it integrates historical and ecological approaches to offer broad coverage of the discipline of biogeography. Arrangement is in units covering an introduction to the discipline, the environmental and historical setting, historical patterns and processes, contemporary patterns and processes, and conservation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780801608247
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1983
  • Pages: 656

Table of Contents

Unit 1 Introducing the Discipline
Ch. 1 The Science of Biogeography 3
Ch. 2 The History of Biogeography 13
Unit 2 The Environmental and Historical Setting
Ch. 3 The Physical Setting 39
Ch. 4 Distributions of Single Species 61
Ch. 5 The Distribution of Communities 95
Ch. 6 The Changing Earth 135
Ch. 7 Glaciation and Biogeographic Dynamics of the Pleistocene 177
Unit 3 Historical Patterns and Processes
Ch. 8 Speciation and Extinction 223
Ch. 9 Dispersal 261
Ch. 10 Endemism, Provincialism, and Disjunction 295
Ch. 11 The History of Lineages 325
Ch. 12 Reconstructing Biogeographic Histories 345
Unit 4 Contemporary Patterns and Processes
Ch. 13 Island Biography: Patterns in Species Richness 369
Ch. 14 Island Biogeography: Patterns in the Assembly and Evolution of Insular Communities 407
Ch. 15 Species Diversity in Continental and Marine Habitats 449
Unit 5 Biogeography and Conservation
Ch. 16 Continental Patterns and Processes 487
Ch. 17 The Status of Biodiversity 533
Ch. 18 Applied Biogeography: Single Species 573
Ch. 19 Biogeography for the Twenty-first Century 613
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