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Main Title Biogeology : evolution on a changing landscape.
Author Michaux, Bernard,
Publisher CRC Press,
Year Published 2020
Call Number QE38.M53 2020eb
ISBN 9780429624407; 0429624409; 9780429053443; 0429053444; 9780429624841; 0429624840; 9780429623967; 0429623968
Subjects Environmental geology. ; Biogeography. ; Biodiversity. ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution ; SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
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Contents Notes
This detailed exposition gives background and context to how modern biogeography has got to where it is now. For biogeographers and other researchers interested in biodiversity and the evolution of life on islands, Biogeology: Evolution in a Changing Landscape provides an overview of a large swathe of the globe encompassing Wallacea and the western Pacific. The book contains the full text of the original article explored in each chapter, presented as it appeared on publication. Key features: Holistic treatment, collecting together a series of important biogeographical papers into a single volume Authored by an expert who has spent nearly three decades actively involved in biogeography Describes and interprets a region of exceptional biodiversity and extreme endemism The only book to provide an integrated treatment of Wallacea, Melanesia, New Zealand, the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands and Antarctica Offers a critique of fashionable neo-dispersalist arguments, showing how these still suffer from the same weaknesses of the original Darwinian formulation. The chapters also include analysis of many major theoretical and philosophical issues of modern biogeographic theory, so that those interested in a more philosophical approach will find the book stimulating and thought-provoking.