Patterns of Life

Biogeography of a changing world

  • H. W. Mielke

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages iii-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Alexander von Humboldt
      Pages 1-4
  3. Physical foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. H. W. Mielke
      Pages 25-38
  4. Past events and their biogeographic significance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-40
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      Pages 41-57
    3. H. W. Mielke
      Pages 58-77
    4. H. W. Mielke
      Pages 78-100
  5. Present environments and biogeographic patterns

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-102
    2. H. W. Mielke
      Pages 103-124
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      Pages 125-147
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      Pages 148-171
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      Pages 172-193
  6. The human impact

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 337-370

About this book


Insight into universal nature provides an intellectual life? Why are so many plants and animals, especially delight and sense of freedom that no blows of fate and freshwater species, at risk of extinction? These are a few no evil can destroy. of the questions that have intrigued observers of nature Alexander von Humboldt, 1805 and the Earth. By studying the Earth's patterns of life, students of biogeography ultimately ponder some of the ... on that small spot, that little blue and white thing, most basic questions about life and the cosmos. is everything that means anything to you - all of history and music and poetry and art and death and birth and love, tears, joy, games, all of it on that little Historical roots of biogeography spot out there that you can cover with your thumb. The topic of biogeography has its roots in the work of And you realize from that perspective that you've Alexander von Humboldt, the recognized father of plant changed, that there's something new there, that the geography (Detwyler 1969, Browne 1983). From its relationship is no longer what it was.


Evolution Population biogeography growth migration

Authors and affiliations

  • H. W. Mielke
    • 1
  1. 1.College of PharmacyXavier University of LouisianaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-04-574033-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-6499-3
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