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Biogeography: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach, eighth edition

by C Barry Cox and Peter D Moore
New York: John Wiley, 2010. 506 pages.

From the publisher: “This new edition incorporates the exciting changes of the recent years, and presents a thoughtful exploration of the research and controversies that have transformed our understanding of the biogeography of the world. It also clearly identifies the three quite different arenas of biogeographical research: continental biogeography, island biogeography and marine biogeography. ... It reveals how the patterns of life that we see today have been created by the two great Engines of the Planet — the Geological Engine, plate tectonics, which alters the conditions of life on the planet, and the Biological Engine, evolution, which responds to these changes by creating new forms and patterns of life.”