Geographical Distribution of Animals Vols I&II


Geographical Distribution of Animals Vols I&II Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By:
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Pages: 503+607 Language: English ISBN: 1021079014124 Category:

Second Hand
Published by: Macmillan & Co
First edition, 2 vols., 8vo (230 x 165 mm), large folding coloured map frontis., (one fold repaired with archival paper), 6 maps and 20 plates, ( With a study of the relations of living and extinct faunas as elucidating the past changes to the surface of the Earth) Wallace created the basis for the zoogeographic regions still in use today. He discussed all of the factors then known to influence the current and past geographic distribution of animals within each geographic region. These factors included the effects of the appearance and disappearance of land bridges (such as the one currently connecting North and South America) and the effects of periods of increased glaciation. He provided maps showing factors, such as elevation of mountains, depths of oceans, and the character of regional vegetation, that affected the distribution of animals. The first volume is rather more used than the second volume The hinges are weakened but intact and the spine is well worn with 2 tears both top and bottom of the spine in the 1st volume. Minor foxing to both volumes confined to the first few pages. Photos are available on request. Ex library (Ashmolean Natural History Society of Oxfordshire)

Weight3.3 kg