Biogeography: Recent Advances and Future Directions
James Allan Taylor
Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 1984 - Science - 404 pages
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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HISTORY OF BIOGEOGRAPHY
THE SPATIAL DIMENSION IN BIOGEOGRAPHY
TIME SCALES IN BIOGEOGRAPHY
BIOGEOGRAPHY AND ECOSYSTEMS
THE GEOGRAPHY OF ANIMAL COMMUNITIES
SOILS IN ECOSYSTEMS
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