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Biogeography was stuck in a natural history phase dominated by the collection of data, the young Princeton biologists Robert H MacArthur and Edward O Wilson argued in 1967 In this book, the authors developed a general theory to explain the facts of island biogeography The theory builds on the first principles of population ecology and genetics to explain how distance and area combine to regulate the balance between immigration and extinction in island populations The authors then test the theory against data The Theory of Island Biogeography was never intended as the last word on the subject Instead, MacArthur and Wilson sought to stimulate new forms of theoretical and empirical studies, which will lead in turn to a stronger general theory Even a third of a century since its publication, the book continues to serve that purpose well From popular books like David Quammen s Song of the Dodo to arguments in the professional literature, The Theory of Island Biogeography remains at the center of discussions about the geographic distribution of species In a new preface, Edward O Wilson reviews the origins and consequences of this classic book....

Title : The Theory of Island Biogeography (Princeton Landmarks in Biology)
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ISBN : 0691088365
ISBN13 : 978-0691088365
Format Type : EPub
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Princeton University Press Auflage Reprint 26 Februar 2001
Number of Pages : 224 Seiten
File Size : 588 KB
Status : Available For Download
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The Theory of Island Biogeography (Princeton Landmarks in Biology) Reviews

  • Amazon Customer
    2018-12-01 13:54

    Robert McArthur was on he knew was his last speaking trip across the country when I heard him in Boulder in the winter of 1974. He didn't talk about death; he talked about life and how it works. He wrote one short equation on the blackboard, then talked about it for an hour. No long after he was dead, but he was the real young lion, he changed ecology forever. His start was simple: look at avifauna in terms of foliage height diversity, but he did not stop there.Wilson? He's brilliant in his own way, of course, but I'm betting his contribution to Island Biogeography was criticism and editing.People have spent a lot of time attacking parts of this book, an equation here, an equation there. And if you don't like equations at all, skip them and go for the ideas. This was the seminal book, the start of the New Era, where complex ideas can be encapsulated in a brief expression, then turned around and it's implications tested. It will teach you how to think.

  • kevin w. wright
    2018-12-01 13:29

    The book is very interesting. It is a subjected covered by many scientists since the publication of this book in 1967. I would suggest any person who has doubts about natures wonders read this book.

  • Anthony Brandão
    2018-12-09 14:47

    A masterpiece in conservation biology.

  • Amazon Customer
    2018-12-13 11:43

    Robert McArthur was on he knew was his last speaking trip across the country when I heard him in Boulder in the winter of 1974. He didn't talk about death; he talked about life and how it works. He wrote one short equation on the blackboard, then talked about it for an hour. No long after he was dead, but he was the real young lion, he changed ecology forever. His start was simple: look at avifauna in terms of foliage height diversity, but he did not stop there.Wilson? He's brilliant in his own way, of course, but I'm betting his contribution to Island Biogeography was criticism and editing.People have spent a lot of time attacking parts of this book, an equation here, an equation there. And if you don't like equations at all, skip them and go for the ideas. This was the seminal book, the start of the New Era, where complex ideas can be encapsulated in a brief expression, then turned around and it's implications tested. It will teach you how to think.

  • MaxD
    2018-12-01 12:28

    This is a wonderful book that spawned a new sub-field in ecology as well as providing a major theoretical approach to conservation issues. Island biogeography provided us with a new way to view biodiversity as it related to space. A wonderful book.

  • Kristin McClendon
    2018-11-28 13:28

    I appreciate the timing of the shipment however as I read the book, every time I turn a page, the previous page comes out so as I am reviewing I have to be careful to keep the pages together and in order. Unfortunate since it was a new book and I will need to reference it over the next year which will prove frustrating with all loose pages.