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Biogeology

Evolution in a Changing Landscape, 1st Edition

By Bernard Michaux

CRC Press

275 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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Description

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, Evolution on 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.

Table of Contents

1. Setting the scene. 2. Flesh and rocks evolve together. 3. Cleopatra’s nose. 4. New Guinea revisited. 5. The Malay Archipelago: A working-class hero? Sulawesi revisited. 6. The Furious Fifties: Plunder, pillage, and propitiation. 7. The Great South Land: Plate motion circuits. 8. Natural Areas. 9. The final piece of the jigsaw

About the Author

Bernard Michaux, born in UK and now living in New Zealand, is a school teacher, and has published extensively on biogeography and evolution.

About the Series

CRC Biogeography Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI072000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General