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Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

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By: C Barry Cox (Author), Peter D Moore (Author), Richard J Ladle (Author)

492 pages, 10 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, colour illustrations, tables

Wiley-Blackwell

Paperback | Jun 2016 | Edition: 9 | #227886 | ISBN-13: 9781118968581
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About this book

Through eight successful editions, and over nearly 40 years, Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach has provided a thorough and comprehensive exploration of the varied scientific disciplines and research that are essential to understanding the subject. The text has been praised for its solid background in historical biogeography and basic biology, that is enhanced and illuminated by discussions of current research.

This ninth edition incorporates the exciting changes of the recent years, and presents a thoughtful exploration of the research and controversies that have transformed our understanding of the biogeography of the world. It also clearly identifies the three quite different arenas of biogeographical research: continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography. It is the only current textbook with full coverage of marine biogeography. It reveals how the patterns of life that we see today have been created by the two great Engines of the Planet – the Geological Engine, plate tectonics, which alters the conditions of life on the planet, and the Biological Engine, evolution, which responds to these changes by creating new forms and patterns of life.


Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

1. The History of Biogeography

THE CHALLENGE OF EXISTING
2 Making a Living
3 Living Together
4 Patterns of Biodiversity

THE ENGINES OF THE PLANET
5 I: Plate Tectonics
6 II: Evolution, the Source of Novelty

ISLAND BIOGEOGRAPHY
7 Life, Death, and Evolution on Islands

PATTERNS OF LIFE
8 From Evolution to Patterns of Life
9 Patterns in the Oceans
10 Patterns in the Past
11 Setting the Scene for Today
12 Changing Climates, Changing Patterns of Life

PEOPLE AND PROBLEMS
13 The Human Intrusion
14 Conservation Biogeography

Glossary
Index


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