Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Reviews from the Hardback Edition: 'This volume is written by a worldwide group of scientists and superbly edited by Myers and Giller. The book provides an excellent discussion of the theoretical bases of biogeography; moreover, it provides an astute and lucid description of what science, in general, is all about. The treatment of the various aspects of biogeography is diverse yet well balanced.' Choice 'Biogeography is as basic to biology as evolution, but the subject's development has been hindered by historical constraints. Analytical Biogeography shows that things have changed, and that biogeography can be a fascinating, rigorous and unified subject.' Nature 'No-one who teaches an advanced course on biogeography should fail to obtain a copy of this book.' Linnean Society Newsletter 'Deserves the attention of all evolutionary biologists, and of their students. It is one of the few books . that performs the full sweep through the diverse fundamentals of evolutionary biology, including its strenghs, weaknesses, and some of its loose ends.' The American Museum of Natural History '.coverage of topics and approaches is better than one has any right to expect.The result is probably the best book available.' Evolutionary Theory. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: Biogeography may be defined simply as the study of the geographical distribution of organisms, but this simple defmition hides the great complexity of the subject. Biogeography transcends classical subject areas and involves a range of scientific disciplines that includes geogra phy, geology and biology. Not surprisingly, therefore, it means rather different things to different people. Historically, the study of biogeogra phy has been concentrated into compartments at separate points along a spatio-temporal gradient. At one end of the gradient, ecological biogeography is concerned with ecological processes occurring over short temporal and small spatial scales, whilst at the other end, historical biogeography is concerned with evolutionary processes over millions of years on a large, often global scale. Between these end points lies a third major compartment concerned with the profound effects of Pleistocene glaciations and how these have affected the distribution of recent organisms. Within each of these compartments along the scale gradient, a large number of theories, hypotheses and models have been proposed in an attempt to explain the present and past biotic distribution patterns. To a large extent, these compartments of the subject have been non-interactive, which is understandable from the different interests and backgrounds of the various researchers. Nevertheless, the distribu tions of organisms across the globe cannot be fully understood without a knowledge of the full spectrum of ecological and historical processes. There are no degrees in biogeography and today' s biogeographers are primarily born out of some other discipline.
Sinossi: The study of the geographical distribution of organisms is truly multi-disciplinary. Unfortunately, however, this has often led to a fragmentation of the subject rather than unity. This book provides a balanced overview of this important area of study, written by a team of distinguished experts from such disciplines as botany, ecology, genetics, geography and palaeontology. Each contributor sets out clearly in non-technical jargon the principles, aims and visions of their own area of research. With a series of linking sections, the editors then draw together and put into perspective the various chapters so that common ground between the differing approaches is highlighted. The book contributes to the integration of different biogeographical approaches and it should be a useful source for a range of courses in biogeography, evolutionary studies and ecology, helping us to unravel the history of life on this planet. This book should be of interest to researchers, graduate and undergraduate students in a wide range of fields, including evolutionary, ecological, palaeontological, taxonomic and general biological sciences.
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Descrizione libro Chapman and Hall, 1991. PaperBack. Condizione libro: Very Good. 578 pages. A few pencil annotations and a little pencil underlining. Corners slightly worn otherwise very good condition. Codice libro della libreria 100073102
Descrizione libro Chapman and Hall, London, 1990. Glazed Illus. Card Covers. Condizione libro: Fine. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Glazed illus. card covers, SOFTBACK. This is an extremely clean and tight copy with no defects or blemishes of anykind. With 578 pages. Virtually unread. Codice libro della libreria 015135
Descrizione libro Chapman & Hall Ltd., 1995. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. A very good 578 page ex-university library paperback book with the usual stamps & labels. Clean and tight, light shelfwear, spine sunned. Covers have been laminated for library use in a heavy clear plastic, giving a very sound finish. 18 contributors, 15 chapters in 5 parts, references, index, numerous figures. Codice libro della libreria 010033
Descrizione libro Springer. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0412400502I3N00
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Descrizione libro Springer, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria SONG0412400502
Descrizione libro Chapman & Hall, London, 1990. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. A very good copy of the softcover edition. The text is wholly unmarked, pristine, and the binding is bright and fresh in appearance, with minor wear at the extremities of the cover. A sharp copy. Codice libro della libreria 015710
Descrizione libro Springer, 1990. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0412400502