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The Geographical Distribution of Animals, Volume 2: With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface

Series: The Geographical Distribution of Animals Volume: 2

By: Alfred Russel Wallace(Author)

607 pages, 7 b/w illustrations, 2 b/w maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2011 | #194715 | ISBN-13: 9781108037853
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A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection

Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) was a British biologist and explorer whose theories of evolution, arrived at independently, caused Darwin to allow their famous joint paper to go forward to the Linnean Society in 1858. Considered the nineteenth century's leading expert on the geographical distribution of animals, Wallace carried out extensive fieldwork in areas as diverse as North and South America, Africa, China, India and Australia to document the habitats, breeding, migration and feeding behaviour of thousands of species around the world, and the influence of environmental conditions on their survival. First published in 1876, this two-volume set presents Wallace's findings, and represents a landmark in the study of zoology, evolutionary biology and palaeontology which remains relevant to scholars in these fields today.

Volume 2 explores the distribution of primates, the habitats and characteristics of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects, and patterns of migration.


Part III continued. Zoological Geography: A Review of the Chief Forms of Life in the Several Regions and Sub-Regions, with the Indications They Afford of Geographical Mutations
14. The neotropical region
15. The nearctic region
16. Summary of the past changes and general relations of the several regions

Part IV. Geographical Zoology: A Systematic Sketch of the Chief Families of Land Animals in their Geographical Relations: Introduction
17. The distribution of the families and genera of mammalia
18. The distribution of the families and genera of bird
19. The distribution of the families and genera of reptiles and amphibia
20. The distribution of the families of fishes, with the range of such genera as inhabit fresh water
21. The distribution of some of the more important families and genera of insects
22. An outline of the geographical distribution of mollusca
23. Summary of the distribution and lines of migration of the several classes of animals


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