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The Resource Island life; or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates, by Alfred Russel Wallace ; with a foreword by David Quammen ; and an introduction with commentary by Lawrence R. Heaney

Island life; or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates, by Alfred Russel Wallace ; with a foreword by David Quammen ; and an introduction with commentary by Lawrence R. Heaney

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Island life; or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates
Title
Island life; or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras
Title remainder
including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates
Statement of responsibility
by Alfred Russel Wallace ; with a foreword by David Quammen ; and an introduction with commentary by Lawrence R. Heaney
Title variation
Phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras
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eng
Summary
Alfred Russel Wallace is best known as the codiscoverer, with Charles Darwin, of natural selection, but he was also history's foremost tropical naturalist and the father of biogeography, the modern study of the geographical basis of biological diversity. Island Life has long been considered one of his most important works. In it he extends studies on the influence of the glacial epochs on organismal distribution patterns and the characteristics of island biogeography, a topic as vibrant and actively studied today as it was in 1880. The book includes history's first theory of continental glaciation based on a combination of geographical and astronomical causes, a discussion of island classification, and a survey of worldwide island faunas and floras. Published to commemorate the centennial of Wallace's death, this reissue of the first edition of Island Life, with a foreward by David Quammen and an extensive commentary by Lawrence R. Heaney, who has spent over three decades studying island biogeography in Southeast Asia, makes this essential and foundational reference available and accessible once again. -- Back cover
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1823-1913
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Wallace, Alfred Russel
Dewey number
577.2/2
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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Index
index present
LC call number
QH85
LC item number
.W18 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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  • Quammen, David
  • Heaney, Lawrence R.
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  • Biogeography
  • Island ecology
  • Glacial epoch
  • Zoogeography
  • Phytogeography
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Island life; or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates, by Alfred Russel Wallace ; with a foreword by David Quammen ; and an introduction with commentary by Lawrence R. Heaney
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"This is a facsimile of the 1892 second edition published by Macmillan, London"
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Includes bibliographical references (pages lxvii-lxxi) and index
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Contents
  • Part I. The Dispersal of Organisms; Its Phenomena, Laws, and Cause; Chapter I. Introductory; Chapter II. The Elementary Facts of Distribution; Chapter III. Classification of the Facts of Distribution.-Zoological Regions; Chapter IV. Evolution the Key to Distribution; Chapter V. The Powers of Dispersal of Animals and Plants; Chapter VI. Geographical and Geological Changes: The Permanence of Continents; Chapter VII. Changes of Climate Which Have Influenced the Dispersal of Organisms: The Glacial Epoch; Chapter VIII. The Causes of Glacial Epoch
  • Chapter IX. Ancient Glacial Epochs, and Mild Climates in the Arctic RegionsChapter X. The Earth's Age, and the Rate of Development of Animals and Plants; Part II. Insular Faunas and Floras; Chapter XI. The Classification of Islands; Chapter XII. Oceanic Islands :-The Azores and Bermuda The Azores, OB Western Islands; Chapter XIII. The Galapagos Islands; Chapter XIV. St. Helena; Chapter XV. The Sandwich Islands; Chapter XVI. Continental Islands of Recent Origin: Great Britain; Chapter XVII. Borneo and Java; Chapter XVIII. Japan and Formosa
  • Chapter XIX. Ancient Continental Islands: The Madagascar GroupChapter XX. Anomalous Islands: Celebes; Chapter XXI. Anomalous Islands : New Zealand; Chapter XXII. The Flora of New Zealand: It's Affinities and Probable Origin; Chapter XXIII. On the Arctic Element in South Temperate Floras; Chapter XXIV. Summary and Conclusion
Control code
ocn817580289
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised, second edition 1892
Extent
xx, 563 pages
Isbn
9781345732641
Lccn
2013003830
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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facisimile, illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)817580289
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Island life; or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras : including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates, by Alfred Russel Wallace ; with a foreword by David Quammen ; and an introduction with commentary by Lawrence R. Heaney
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a facsimile of the 1892 second edition published by Macmillan, London"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages lxvii-lxxi) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part I. The Dispersal of Organisms; Its Phenomena, Laws, and Cause; Chapter I. Introductory; Chapter II. The Elementary Facts of Distribution; Chapter III. Classification of the Facts of Distribution.-Zoological Regions; Chapter IV. Evolution the Key to Distribution; Chapter V. The Powers of Dispersal of Animals and Plants; Chapter VI. Geographical and Geological Changes: The Permanence of Continents; Chapter VII. Changes of Climate Which Have Influenced the Dispersal of Organisms: The Glacial Epoch; Chapter VIII. The Causes of Glacial Epoch
  • Chapter IX. Ancient Glacial Epochs, and Mild Climates in the Arctic RegionsChapter X. The Earth's Age, and the Rate of Development of Animals and Plants; Part II. Insular Faunas and Floras; Chapter XI. The Classification of Islands; Chapter XII. Oceanic Islands :-The Azores and Bermuda The Azores, OB Western Islands; Chapter XIII. The Galapagos Islands; Chapter XIV. St. Helena; Chapter XV. The Sandwich Islands; Chapter XVI. Continental Islands of Recent Origin: Great Britain; Chapter XVII. Borneo and Java; Chapter XVIII. Japan and Formosa
  • Chapter XIX. Ancient Continental Islands: The Madagascar GroupChapter XX. Anomalous Islands: Celebes; Chapter XXI. Anomalous Islands : New Zealand; Chapter XXII. The Flora of New Zealand: It's Affinities and Probable Origin; Chapter XXIII. On the Arctic Element in South Temperate Floras; Chapter XXIV. Summary and Conclusion
Control code
ocn817580289
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Revised, second edition 1892
Extent
xx, 563 pages
Isbn
9781345732641
Lccn
2013003830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facisimile, illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)817580289

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