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Foundations of Biogeography: Classic Papers with Commentaries

edited by Mark V Lomolino, Dov F Sax, and James H Brown
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. 1328 pages.

A massive anthology of the essential works in biogeography, from Linnaeus and Buffon through Darwin and Wallace to Mayr and MacArthur and Wilson, together with commentary from leading contemporary biogeographers. The reviewer for Plant Systematics and Evolution comments, “It is not possible to do justice here to the dozens and dozens of great studies reprinted in this book — after all, virtually every paper is considered a classic in its own rignt — but perhaps it suffices to say that it should not come as any surprise when Foundations of Biogeography itself becomes a major milestone in modern biogeography.”