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Foundations of biogeography : classic papers with commentaries

This collection provides facsimile reprints of seventy-two papers that have proven fundamental to the development of the field. These papers not only reveal biogeography's historical roots but also trace its theoretical and empirical development.
Print Book, English, 2004
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2004
xx, 1291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
9780226492360, 9780226492377, 0226492362, 0226492370
Part 1. Early classics / John C. Briggs, Christopher J. Humphries. Excerpts from Dissertation II, on the increase of the habitable earth / Carolus Linnaeus (1781) ; Excerpts from Natural history, general and particular / Georges-Louis Leclerc, Compte de Buffon (1761) ; Excerpts from Observations made during a voyage round the world, on physical geography, natural history and ethic philosophy / Johann Reinhold Forster (1778) ; Excerpt from Essai élémentaire de géographie botanique / Augustin de Candolle (1820) ; Excerpt from Essay on the geography of plants / Alexander von Humboldt (1805) ; Excerpts from Report on the Mollusca and Radiata of the Aegean Sea, and on their distribution, considered as bearing on geology / Edward Forbes (1844) ; On an isothermal oceanic chart, illustrating the geographical distribution of marine animals / James Dwight Dana (1853) ; Excerpt from The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839-1843 / Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1853) ; On the general geographical distribution of the members of the class Aves / Philip Lutley Sclater (1858) ; Excerpt from Darwiniana : essays and reviews pertaining to Darwinism / Asa Gray (1876) ; Excerpts from On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life / Charles Darwin (1859) ; Excerpt from The geographical distribution of animals / Alfred Russel Wallace (1876) ; Excerpt from The history of creation, or the development of the earth and its inhabitants by the action of natural causes / Ernst Haeckel (1876) ; The history of the Neotropical region / Hermann von Ihering (1900) ; Excerpt from Results of a biological survey of the San Francisco Mountain region and desert of the Little Colorado, Arizona / Clinton Hart Merriam (1890). Excerpt from Climate and evolution / William Diller Matthew (1915). Excerpt from Zoogeography of the sea / Sven Ekman (1953). Excerpt from An introduction to historical plant geography / Evgenii Vladimirovitch Wulff (1943)
Part 2. Earth history, vicariance, and dispersal / Paul S. Giller, Alan A. Myers and Brett R. Riddle. Excerpt from The origin of continents and oceans / Alfred Wegener (1924). Excerpt from Transantarctic relationships and their significance, as evidenced by chironomid midges / Lars Brundin (1966). The biota of long-distance dispersal, I : Principles of dispersal and evolution / Sherwin Carlquist (1966). Mammals and land bridges / George Gaylord Simpson (1940). The bearing of certain palaeozoogeographic data on continental drift / Anthony Hallam (1967). Excerpt from Biogeography of the southern end of the world / Philip J. Darlington Jr. (1965). Mammalian evolution and the great American interchange / Larry G. Marshall [and others] (1982). One hundred years of Suez Canal ; a century of Lessepsian migration : retrospects and viewpoints / Francis Dov Por (1971)
Part 3. Species ranges / Robert Hengeveld, Paul S. Giller and Brett R. Riddle. The role of the "accidental" / Joseph Grinnell (1922). Excerpts from Outline of the history of Arctic and boreal biota during the Quarternary Period / Eric Hultén (1937) ; Excerpt from An introduction to historical plant geography / Evgenii Vladimirovitch Wulff (1943).Two approaches to zoogeography : a study based on the distribution of butterflies, birds and bats in the Indo-Australian area / Jeremy D. Holloway and Nicholas Jardine (1968). Excerpt from The ecology of invasions by animals and plants / Charles S. Elton (1958). Why mountain passes are higher in the tropics / Daniel H. Janzen (1967). Late Pleistocene history of coniferous woodland in the Mohave Desert / Philip V. Wells and Rainer Berger (1967). The late Quaternary vegetational history of the equatorial mountains / John R. Flenley (1979). The discovery of America / Paul S. Martin (1973)
Part 4. Revolutions in historical biogeography / Vicki A. Funk. Excerpt from Transantarctic relationships and their significance, as evidenced by chironomid midges / Lars Brundin (1966). Excerpt from Phylogenetic systematics / Willi Hennig (1966). The problem of historical biogeography / Gareth J. Nelson (1969). Excerpt from Space, time, form : the biological synthesis / Leon Croizat (1962). Centers of origin and related concepts / Leon Croizat, Gareth J. Nelson and Donn Eric Rosen (1974). Historical biogeography : an alternative formalization / Gareth J. Nelson (1974). A method of analysis for historical biogeography / Norman I. Platnick and Gareth J. Nelson (1978). Vicariant patterns and historical explanation in biogeography / Donn E. Rosen (1978)
Part 5. Diversification / Lawrence R. Heaney and Geerat Vermeij. Excerpt from Evolution above the species level / Bernard Rensch (1960). Excerpt from Systematics and the origin of species / Ernst Mayr (1942). Excerpts from Darwin's finches / David Lack (1947) ; Area, climate, and evolution / Philip J. Darlington Jr. (1959). Patterns of taxonomic and ecological structure of the shelf benthos during Phanerozoic time / James W. Valentine (1969). Taxonomic diversity during the Phanerozoic / David M. Raup (1972). Speciation in Amazonian forest birds / Jürgen Haffer (1969). Sympatric host race formation and speciation in frugivorous flies of the genus Rhagoletis (Diptera, Tephritidae) / Guy L. Bush (1969)
Part 6. The importance of islands / Robert J. Whittaker. Species and area / Olof Arrhenius (1921) ; Adaptive shift and dispersal in a tropical ant fauna / Edward O. Wilson (1959) ; An equilibrium theory of insular zoogeography / Robert H. MacArthur and Edward O. Wilson (1963) ; Experimental zoogeography of islands : a two-year record of colonization / Daniel S. Simberloff and Edward O. Wilson (1970) ; Mammals on mountaintops : nonequilibrium insular biogeography / James H. Brown (1971). Colonization of exploded volcanic islands by birds : the supertramp strategy / Jared M. Diamond (1974). The island dilemma : lessons of modern biogeographic studies for the design of natural reserves / Jared M. Diamond (1975). Fossil birds from the Hawaiian Islands : evidence for wholesale extinction by man before Western contact / Storrs L. Olson and Helen F. James (1982)
Part 7. Assembly rules / Nicholas J. Gotelli. Excerpt from zoogeography : the geographic distribution of animals / Philip J. Darlington Jr. (1957) ; Competition and the structure of ecological communities / Charles S. Elton (1946) ; The generic relations of species in small ecological communities / Carrington Bonsor Williams (1947) ; Gradient analysis of vegetation / Robert H. Whittaker (1967) ; Excerpts from Geographical ecology : patterns in the distributions of species / Robert H. MacArthur (1972) ; Excerpt from Assembly of species communities / Jared M. Diamond (1975) ; The assembly of species communities : chance or competition? / Edward F. Connor and Daniel S. Simberloff (1979)
Part 8. Gradients in species diversity : why are there so many species in the tropics? James H. Brown and Dov F. Sax. Evolution in the tropics / Theodosius Dobzhansky (1950) ; Latitudinal variations in organic diversity / Alfred G. Fischer (1960) ; Species density of North American Recent mammals / George Gaylord Simpson (1964) ; Latitudinal gradients in species diversity : a review of concepts / Eric R. Pianka (1966) ; Excerpts from Geographical ecology : patterns in the distribution of species / Robert H. MacArthur (1972) ; Vegetation of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona, V : Biomass, production and diversity along the elevation gradient / Robert H. Whittaker and William A. Niering (1975)
"Published in association with the International Biogeography Society and the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (USA)."