Patterns Of Life

Author: Howard Mielke
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401164991
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Insight into universal nature provides an intellectual life? Why are so many plants and animals, especially delight and sense of freedom that no blows of fate and freshwater species, at risk of extinction? These are a few no evil can destroy. of the questions that have intrigued observers of nature Alexander von Humboldt, 1805 and the Earth. By studying the Earth's patterns of life, students of biogeography ultimately ponder some of the ... on that small spot, that little blue and white thing, most basic questions about life and the cosmos. is everything that means anything to you - all of history and music and poetry and art and death and birth and love, tears, joy, games, all of it on that little Historical roots of biogeography spot out there that you can cover with your thumb. The topic of biogeography has its roots in the work of And you realize from that perspective that you've Alexander von Humboldt, the recognized father of plant changed, that there's something new there, that the geography (Detwyler 1969, Browne 1983). From its relationship is no longer what it was.

Handbook Of The Birds Of The World

Author: Josep del Hoyo
Editor:
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Physical Geography Of The Global Environment

Author: Harm J. De Blij
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780471247791
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This text addresses critical environmental and natural issues against a background of the environmental working of our planet. Throughout, the authors2 effective writing style and presentation of material capitalize on the theme of the interaction of humans in the environment. This Special Hazards Edition features Earth Magazine articles comprising six case studies of high profile, high interest hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, tornadoes, hurricanes and El Nino.

Comparative Biogeography

Author: Lynne Parenti
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520944399
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To unravel the complex shared history of the Earth and its life forms, biogeographers analyze patterns of biodiversity, species distribution, and geological history. So far, the field of biogeography has been fragmented into divergent systematic and evolutionary approaches, with no overarching or unifying research theme or method. In this text, Lynne Parenti and Malte Ebach address this discord and outline comparative tools to unify biogeography. Rooted in phylogenetic systematics, this comparative biogeographic approach offers a comprehensive empirical framework for discovering and deciphering the patterns and processes of the distribution of life on Earth. The authors cover biogeography from its fundamental ideas to the most effective ways to implement them. Real-life examples illustrate concepts and problems, including the first comparative biogeographical analysis of the Indo-West Pacific, an introduction to biogeographical concepts rooted in the earth sciences, and the integration of phylogeny, evolution and earth history.

Restoration Forestry

Author: Michael Pilarski
Editor: Kivak I Press
ISBN: 9781882308514
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The Earth

Author: Harm de Blij
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
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Since the publication of the last edition of this popular book, the world's political geography has changed dramatically. The refugee population has mushroomed. Migrations relocate millions every year. Onslaughts on tropical forests continue and overexploitation threatens maritime resources. This edition has been completely revised to reflect these transformations. The geography dimension has been strengthened through the expansion of material on Earth origins, crustal evolution and erosional processes. Increased attention is given to such topics as climate change, weather extremes, biogeography and resource questions. The second half has been recast, notably in the urban, economic and political chapters. The cartography is totally new and photographs are drawn from the author's field collection. This text includes full-color art and design and is organized into 30 brief eight-to-ten page chapters.

Geography Update

Author: Harm de Blij
Editor: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471291121
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This introduction to world regional geography uses fundamental concepts to organize the world around developed and less developed regions, while also providing basic systematic geography. Includes major geographically significant world events through the Spring of 1996.

The Biogeography Of The Australian North West Shelf

Author: Barry Wilson
Editor: Newnes
ISBN: 0124114881
Size: 14,71 MB
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The Biogeography of the Australian North West Shelf provides the first assembly of existing information of the North West Shelf in terms of geological, oceanographic and climatological history and current understanding of such issues as biodiversity, connectivity, larval dispersal and speciation in the sea that determine the distribution patterns of its invertebrate fauna. It is intended as a source of information and ideas on the biota of the shelf and its evolutionary origins and affinities and the environmental drivers of species’ ecology and distribution and ecosystem function. Regulators and industry environmental managers worldwide, but especially on the resource-rich North West Shelf, are faced with having to make decisions without adequate information or understanding of conservation values or the factors that drive ecosystem processes and resilience in the face of increasing anthropogenic and natural change. This book will provide a resource of information and ideas and extensive references to issues of primary concern. It will provide a big-picture narrative, putting the marine biota into a geological, evolutionary, and regional biodiversity context. The first book to cover the major benthic habitats and physical and ecological condition of the North West Shelf of Australia Covers new information on geomorphology and biota of coral reefs and other invertebrate habitats that are key species and functional groups of the North West Shelf Introduces new ideas on biogeographic processes and patterns in tropical seas

The Linnean

Author: Linnean Society of London
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Biogeography Of Australasia

Author: Michael Heads
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107041023
Size: 12,89 MB
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A fascinating analysis of the main patterns of distribution and evolution of the Australasian biota.