The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms / Edition 1

The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms / Edition 1

by Connie Barlow, Paul Martin
     
 


"Fascinating, imaginative, and stimulating, The Ghosts of Evolution is a wonderful piece of writing-well worth reading by anyone interested in nature and its myriad components." -Michael J. Balick, The New York Botanical Garden.See more details below

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"Fascinating, imaginative, and stimulating, The Ghosts of Evolution is a wonderful piece of writing-well worth reading by anyone interested in nature and its myriad components." -Michael J. Balick, The New York Botanical Garden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465005529
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
738,311
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Ghost Stories1
2Ecological Anachronisms and Their Missing Partners27
3The Megafaunal Dispersal Syndrome51
4Advancing the Theory71
5A Fruitful Longing95
6Extreme Anachronisms119
7Armaments from Another Era149
8Who Are the Ghosts?181
9Consequences207
10The Great Work227
Epilogue241
Acknowledgments243
Notes247
References267
Index285

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