Foundations of Biogeography: Classic Papers with Commentaries, 5–8. osa

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University of Chicago Press, 2004 - 1291 pages
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 historical roots but also trace its theoretical and empirical development. Selected and introduced by leading biogeographers, the articles cover a wide variety of taxonomic groups, habitat types, and geographic regions. Foundations of Biogeography will be an ideal introduction to the field for beginning students and an essential reference for established scholars of biogeography, ecology, and evolution.

List of Contributors
John C. Briggs, James H. Brown, Vicki A. Funk, Paul S. Giller, Nicholas J. Gotelli, Lawrence R. Heaney, Robert Hengeveld, Christopher J. Humphries, Mark V. Lomolino, Alan A. Myers, Brett R. Riddle, Dov F. Sax, Geerat J. Vermeij, Robert J. Whittaker

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Contents

Augustin de Candolle 1820
99
10
102
17
104
29
108
Excerpt from Essai Élémentaire de Géographie Botanique
120
48
140
Alexander von Humboldt 1805
141
72
149
Philip Lutley Sclater 1858
118
13137
240
Paul S Giller Alan A Myers and Brett R Riddle 267
267
30
272
Alfred Wegener 1924
277
20
283
Lars Brundin 1966
295
Sherwin Carlquist 1966
315

66
171
54
96
Asa Gray 1876
134
Sven Ekman 1953
245
Evgenii Vladimirovitch Wulff 1943
249
Robert H MacArthur and Edward O Wilson 1963
336
24
404
25
419
Francis Dov Por 1971
426
PART
428
Holloway and Nicholas Jardine 1968
536
31
556
Charles S Elton 1958
575
32
594
PART THREE
598
33
611
Species Ranges
627
36
648
Lars Brundin 1966
658
37
679
38
686
Platnick and Gareth J Nelson 1978
732
43
748
Leon Croizat 1962
776
James W Valentine 1969
875
49
901
50
908
55
985
57
1001
60
1028
58
1120
Diamond 1975
1127
Edward F Connor and Daniel S Simberloff 1979
1135
6
1262
James Dwight Dana 1853
1277
Robert H Whittaker and William A Niering 1975
v
Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism
vii
The Biological Synthesis
xi
PART FIVE
xii
The Geographic Distribution of Animals
xv
Preface
xix
Briggs and Christopher J Humphries
5
Augustin de Candolle 1820
7
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker 1853
9
Carolus Linnaeus 1781
14
Excerpt from Essai Élémentaire de Géographie Botanique
28
Alexander von Humboldt 1805
49
James Dwight Dana 1853
88
Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker 1853
109
22
333
Robert H MacArthur and Edward O Wilson 1963
336
George Gaylord Simpson 1940
339
27
450
Holloway and Nicholas Jardine 1968
451
A Study Based on the Distributions
536
908
543
51
556
Charles S Elton 1958
575
32
594
33
611
34
612
John R Flenley 1979
619
John R Flenley 1979
628
35
641
Gareth J Nelson 1974
728
Lawrence R Heaney and Geerat Vermeij 779
779
Excerpt from Evolution above the Species Level
789
45
804
Ernst Mayr 1942
811
46
833
47
852
49
898
96974
901
50
908
Bush 1969
915
PART
931
Species and Area
942
55
985
57
992
Diamond 1974
1003
59
1023
Gradient Analysis of Vegetation
1078
64
1093
58
1120
Robert H MacArthur 1972
1122
Diamond 1975
1127
66
1135
Why Are There So Many Species
1145
68
1168
69
1186
Eric R Pianka 1966
1203
71
1215
Biomass Production and Diversity along the Elevation Gradient
1254
References 1275
1275
Excerpt from Assembly of Species Communities
1277
Patterns in the Distribution of Species
1278
Excerpts from Outline of the History of Arctic and Boreal Biota
1279
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Mark V. Lomolino is an associate professor at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, and current president of the International Biogeography Society. He is coauthor, with James H. Brown, of Biogeography.

Dov F. Sax is a research biologist and lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and secretary of the International Biogeography Society.

James H. Brown is a Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico, and past president of the International Biogeography Society. He is author of Macroecology, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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