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The Nature of Diversity: An Evolutionary Voyage of Discovery

By: DR Brooks and DA McLennan

668 pages, Figs, tabs, maps

University of Chicago Press

Paperback | Dec 2002 | #128175 | ISBN: 0226075907
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Hardback | Jun 2002 | #134402 | ISBN: 0226075893
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Brooks and McLennan demonstrate how the phylogenetic approach can be integrated with ecological and behavioral studies to produce a richer and more complete picture of evolution. Through their research program, they show how scientists can unravel the evolutionary history of virtually any characteristic of any living thing, from behaviors to ecosystems. They illustrate and test their approach with examples drawn from a wide variety of species and habitats.

Brooks and McLennan give us a new and clean way of looking at life on earth, rich in examples and practical advice. The Nature of Diversity is both phylogenetics and the environment, inextricably interwoven, rich in anachronisms and serendipity. This book is a must read for anyone addressing and building biodiversity understanding, an understanding that all of our societies must acquire if we are not all to be condemned to the trash heap. - Daniel H. Janzen, University of Pennsylvania

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Daniel R. Brooks is professor of zoology at the University of Toronto. Deborah A. McLennan is associate professor of zoology at the University of Toronto. Together they are the authors of Phylogeny, Ecology, and Behavior: A Research Program in Comparative Biology, published by the University of Chicago Press, and Parascript: Parasites and the Language of Evolution.

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