The Song Of The Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

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Random House, Mar 31, 2012 - Nature - 704 pages
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Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction? In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever. Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.
 

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

I had never fully understood the word "biogeography" until reading Quammen's Song of the Dodo. According to Quammen on page 17 of Dodo, "Biogeography is the study of the facts and the patterns of ... Read full review

THE SONG OF THE DODO: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Everything you might want to know about life and death on islands here, there, and everywhere on the globe can be found in Quammen's study of island biogeography. The National Magazine Award-winning ... Read full review

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David Quammen is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the author of five acclaimed natural history titles. His most recent book, The Song of the Dodo, won the BP Natural World Book Prize in 1996. He lives in Montana.

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