The Ghosts Of Evolution Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, And Other Ecological Anachronisms: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Dec 13, 2013 - NATURE - 352 pages
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"Fascinating, imaginative, and stimulating, The Ghosts of Evolution is a wonderful piece of writing-well worth reading by anyone interested in nature and its myriad components." -Michael J. Balick, The New York Botanical Garden.
  

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User Review  - librisissimo - LibraryThing

Substance: Develops an idea proposed in 1982 in Science magazine, by ecologist Dan Janzen and paleontologist Paul Martin, that certain fruiting plants are "intended" for now-extinct dispersing agents ... Read full review

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While some exceptions have made their way into popular purview - chiefly the understanding that industrial humans are destructive - ecology is still largely seen the way it was presented by William ... Read full review

Contents

Ghost Stories
2
Ecological Anachronisms and Their Missing Partners
28
The Megafaunal Dispersal Syndrome
52
Advancing the Theory
72
A Fruitful Longing
96
Extreme Anachronisms
120
Armaments from Another Era
150
Who Are the Ghosts?
182
Consequences
208
The Great Work
228
Epilogue
242
Acknowledgments
244
Notes
248
References
268
Index
286
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Connie Barlow is an editor and author of several books including Green Space, Green Time. She lives in Rockland County, New York.

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