The Song Of The Dodo : Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions, Paperback Book

The Song Of The Dodo : Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions Paperback

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Why have island ecosystems always suffered such high rates of extinction?

In our age, with all the world's landscapes, from Tasmania to the Amazon to Yellowstone, now being carved into island-like fragments by human activity, the implications of this question are more urgent than ever.

Over the past eight years, David Quammen has followed the threads of island biogeography on a globe-encircling journey of discovery.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Science: general issues
  • ISBN: 9780712673334

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A lot of people would be scared off by the size of this book and the title, thinking it sounds to scientific and complicated. Don't be frightened. It's an engaging read with important ecological questions and answers. You'll be surprised how quickly you're through with it and how concerned you find yourself with the subject.

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