Biogeography and Adaptation: Patterns of Marine Life

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Harvard University Press, 1978 - Science - 332 pages
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The driving forces of natural selection leave their traces in the shapes of living creatures and their patterns of distribution. In this thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion of evolutionary process and adaptive response, Geerat Vermeij elucidates the general principles that underlie the great diversity of marine forms found in the world's great oceans.

 

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Contents

Climate and Limitations of Form
13
Part One I Patterns of Adaptation along Gradients
25
Part Two I Interoceanic Patterns of Adaptation
113
Part Three I Geography and Evolution
169
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