Foundations of Biogeography

Foundations of Biogeography

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Foundations of Biogeography provides facsimile reprints of seventy-two works that have proven fundamental to the development of the field. From classics by Georges-Louis LeClerc Compte de Buffon, Alexander von Humboldt, and Charles Darwin to equally seminal contributions by Ernst Mayr, Robert MacArthur, and E. O. Wilson, these papers and book excerpts not only reveal biogeography's historical roots but also trace its theoretical and empirical development. Selected and introduced by leading biogeographers, the articles cover a wide variety of taxonomic groups, habitat types, and geographic regions. Foundations of Biogeography will be an ideal introduction to the field for beginning students and an essential reference for established scholars of biogeography, ecology, and evolution. List of Contributors John C. Briggs, James H. Brown, Vicki A. Funk, Paul S. Giller, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Lawrence R. Heaney, Robert Hengeveld, Christopher J. Humphries, Mark V. Lomolino, Alan A. Myers, Brett R. Riddle, Dov F. Sax, Geerat J. Vermeij, Robert J. WhittakerEssay. on. the. Geography. of. Plants. Alexander. von. Humboldt. Foreword. Having been away from Europe these past five years, and having ... However I thought that, before speaking about myself, and the obstacles I overcame during my expedition, 1 had better draw the ... I already conceived the idea of this work in my early youth and presented the first outline of a Geography of Plants in 1790 to theanbsp;...

Title:Foundations of Biogeography
Author:Mark V. Lomolino, Dov F. Sax, James H. Brown, International Biogeography Society, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Publisher:University of Chicago Press - 2004-07-01


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