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Biogeography, fourth edition

by Mark V Lomolino, Brett R Riddle, Robert J Whittaker, and James H Brown
Sunderland (MA): Sinauer Associates, 2010. 560 pages.

The latest and thoroughly updated edition of a classic textbook, which Edward J Miller describes as “an instructor–scientist’s dream: attractive, interesting, and questioning; full and broad; with superb graphics; and ranging from pre-historical to historical to today — including nowadays environmental issues. No other biogeography book/text comes close to this one for university teaching.” The major sections of the book are devoted to introducing the discipline of biogeography, the geographic and ecological foundations of biogeography, fundamental biogeographic processes and earth history, evolutionary history of lineages and biotas, ecological biogeography, and conservation and the frontiers of biogeography.