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Geographical Ecology: Patterns in the Distribution of Species
Geographical Ecology Patterns in the Distribution of Species Author:Robert MacArthkur Quantitative scientific treatment of the search for repeated patterns of plant and animal life that can be put on a map; emphasis is on general principles rather than simply the accumulation of facts. The theme running through the book is that the structure of the environment, the morphology of species, the economics of species behavior, and the... more » dynamics of population changes are the four essential ingredients of all interesting biogeographic patterns.
Part I is The Background, with chapters on Climates on a Rotating Earth, The Machinery of Competition and Predation, The Economics of Consumer Choice, and The Geography of Species Classification. Part is II The Patterns, with chapters on Island Patterns, Species Distributions, Patterns of Species Diversity, Comparisons of Temperate and Tropics, and The Role of History.« less