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Foundations of Biogeography Classic Papers with Commentaries

ISBN-10: 0226492370
ISBN-13: 9780226492377
Edition: 2004
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Description: This collection provides facsimile reprints of seventy-two papers that have proven fundamental to the development of the field. These papers not only reveal biogeography's historical roots but also trace its theoretical and empirical development.

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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1328
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 4.290
Language: English

This collection provides facsimile reprints of seventy-two papers that have proven fundamental to the development of the field. These papers not only reveal biogeography's historical roots but also trace its theoretical and empirical development.

Preface
Introduction
Early classics
Excerpts from Dissertation II, on the increase of the habitable earth
Excerpts from Natural history, general and particular
Excerpts from Observations made during a voyage round the world, on physical geography, natural history, and ethic philosophy
Excerpt from Essai elementaire de geographie Botanique
Excerpt from Essay on the geography of plants
Excerpts from Report on the mollusca and radiata of the Aegean Sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology
On an isothermal oceanic chart, illustrating the geographical distribution of marine animals
Excerpt from The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H. M. Discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839-1843
On the general geographical distribution of the members of the class aves
Excerpt from Darwiniana : essays and reviews pertaining to darwinism
Excerpts from On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life
Excerpt from The geographical distribution of animals
Excerpt from The history of creation, or the development of the earth and its inhabitants by the action of natural causes
The history of the neotropical region
Excerpt from Results of a biological survey of the San Francisco mountain region and desert of the Little Colorado, Arizona
Excerpt from Climate and evolution
Excerpt from Zoogeography of the sea
Excerpt from An introduction to historical plant geography
Earth history, vicariance, and dispersal
Excerpt from The origin of continents and oceans
Excerpt from Transantarctic relationships and their significance, as evidenced by chironomid midges
The biota of long-distance dispersal, I : principles of dispersal and evolution
Mammals and land bridges
The bearing of certain palaeozoogeographic data on continental drift
Excerpt from Biogeography of the southern end of the world
Mammalian evolution and the Great American interchange
One hundred years of Suez Canal - a century of lessepsian migration : retrospect and viewpoints
Species ranges
The role of the "accidental"
Excerpts from Outline of the history of Arctic and boreal biota during the Quaternary period
Excerpt from An introduction to historical plant geography
Two approaches to zoogeography : a study based on the distributions of butterflies, birds and bats in the Indo-Australian area
Excerpt from The ecology of invasions by animals and plants
Why mountain passes are higher in the tropics
Late Pleistocene history of coniferous woodland in the Mohave Desert
The late quaternary vegetational history of the equatorial mountains
The discovery of America

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