Readership: Biology and geography students taking graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses in biogeography or systematics. Researchers in these areas. Students and researchers in
geology with an interest in plate tectonics.
Christopher J. Humphries, Department of Botany, Natural History Museum, and Lynne R. Parenti, Curator of Fishes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
""I would recommend Humphries and Parenti's book as a key reference text for any biologist interested in biogeography." Heredity, 83, 1999"
1: Historical biogeography. Introduction; Distribution patterns; A history of ideas; Centres of origin; Panbiogeography; Conclusions
2: Methodological developments. Introduction; Cladistics; Cladistics and biogeography; Discussion; Conclusions
3: The real world. Introduction; Same pattern: different taxa; Different patterns: different taxa; Geology and the cladistic biogeographer; Conclusions
4: A new view of the world. Introduction; Tropical versus antitropical; Pangaea, Pacifica, or expanding Earth?; Historical biogeography of the southern end of the world; A new view of the world; Conclusions
Index of animal and plant names