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Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

   

AUTHORS: 

  • C. Barry Cox
  • Peter D. Moore  

PRODUCT DETAILS:

  • Paperback: 428 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 7 edition (February 18, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405118989
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405118989
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 7.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds

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Book Description

The latest edition of this highly successful and popular textbook has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in biogeography. It offers excellent insight into the multi-disciplinary nature of biogeography, providing the student with a sound historical base, up-to-date factual content and a clear explanation of current controversies.

  • New chapter on molecular evidence for the interpretation of patterns of biogeography
  • New section on the biogeography of parasitic diseases
  • Strong use of references providing a platform for advanced students to follow further debate in the current literature
  • Balanced treatment of continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography

    From the Back Cover

  • The latest edition of this highly successful and popular textbook has been completely revised and updated to include the latest developments in biogeography. It offers excellent insight into the multidisciplinary nature of biogeography, providing the student with a sound historical base, up-to-date factual content and a clear explanation of current controversies.

    Its accessible style and well-balanced coverage will strongly appeal to students, while the successful synthesis of the many fields involved and the new format will attract a broad range of teachers and lecturers in biology, geography and environmental science departments.

    About the Author

    Barry Cox was formerly head of Biological Sciences at King’s College London. He was originally a vertebrate palaeontologist, but soon became also interested in the patterns of distribution of life in the past. He has published extensively on the relations between fossil distributions and plate tectonics, how and when the mammals dispersed across the planet, competing theories on how to interpret past patterns, and the basic patterns of life today at the worldwide level.

    Peter Moore is a Reader in Ecology at King’s College London. He first trained as a botanist/biochemist, later turning to palaeoecology and vegetation history and, ultimately, wider ecological issues including global environmental change. He retains a particular interest in wetlands.