Biogeography: Recent Advances and Future Directions

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James Allan Taylor
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 1984 - Science - 404 pages
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Biogeography has been one of the great growth areas in geography in recent years, with much new research work and many new developments taking place. This book presents an authoritative, up-to-date, international review of all the major biogeographical themes. The chapters define each theme and its place within biogeography and consider the methods of study adopted. Each chapter then assesses recent trends and the latest state of the art, and concludes by examining where future developments are likely. Many case-studies and examples are provided, from throughout the world, including North America.
  

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Contents

HISTORY OF BIOGEOGRAPHY
1
THE SPATIAL DIMENSION IN BIOGEOGRAPHY
25
TIME SCALES IN BIOGEOGRAPHY
63
BIOGEOGRAPHY AND ECOSYSTEMS
106
VEGETATION ANALYSIS
132
THE GEOGRAPHY OF ANIMAL COMMUNITIES
163
SOILS IN ECOSYSTEMS
191
BIOCLIMATES
234
THE MANLAND PARADOX
254
REMOTE SENSING IN BIOGEOGRAPHY
309
BIOGEOGRAPHY HERITAGE AND CHALLENGE
336
GLOSSARY
383
SUBJECT INDEX
399
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