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Principles of biogeography

Watts, David

Principles of biogeography

an introduction to the functional mechanisms of ecosystems.

by Watts, David

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Published by McGraw-Hill in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Geographical distribution of animals and plants

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    SeriesEuropean geography and geology series
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 401 p. illus. ;
    Number of Pages401
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19167871M

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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 Price: $ I describe the set of fundamental principles of biogeography that can serve as an integrative, conceptual framework for unifying and advancing our abilities to explain the geography of life.


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