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Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach, 7th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-1117-4
440 pages
April 2009, ©2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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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
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    1. Introduction to Biogeography.

    2. A History of Biogeography.

    3. Patterns of Biodiversity.

    4. Patterns of Distribution.

    5. Communities and Ecosystems.

    6. The Source of Novelty.

    7. Life, Death and Evolution on Islands.

    8. Living in the Past.

    9. The Geography of Life Today.

    10. Ice and Change.

    11. Transforming the Planet.

    12. Drawing Lines in the Water.

    13. Interpreting the Past I Molecular and Isotopic Biogeography.

    14. Interpreting the Past II Principles and Practice.

    15. Foretelling the Future.

    Index

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    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.

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    • Features new chapters on the history of biogeography and molecular evidence for the interpretation of patterns of biogeography
    • Features new teaching features such as chapter summaries to guide students, key concept boxes allowing students to see important themes and ideas at a glance, methodology boxes and artwork CD-ROM available to instructors
    • Includes a new section on the biogeography of parasitic diseases
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    • Strong use of references provide a platform for advanced students to follow further debate in the current literature
    • Contains a balanced treatment of continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography
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    “May I congratulate [Cox and Moore] in once again, making a subject that requires of the student a certain breadth of experience and a willingness to embrace many disciplines, attractive appealing and accessible…this publication will continue to be the authoritative and highly acclaimed text for students of biogeography” Dr Malcolm Greenwood, Loughborough University, UK <!--end-->


    “This is a great compendium of the science of Biogeography, broad but full of details…with new references and good coverage of recent breakthroughs. Its well-balanced coverage of most major biomes, including marine systems, really stand out”Professor George Robinson, SUNY at Albany, US

    "The latest edition of Biogeography is an excellent overview of the history of biogeography and related sciences and how this has culminated in the latest advances in biogeography."
    Blumea, June 2005

    "All in all, Cox and Moore have written an ejoyable, very readable book..."
    Systematic Biology, April 2006

    "An excellent introductory text on biogeography...clearly and neatly written, very well structured and effectively illustrated...yet again, the authors have very successfully revitalized their classic text and I am absolutely certain that it will remain a bestseller for many more years to come." Martin Kent (University of Plymouth) in Progress in Physical Geography

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