Thursday, March 10, 2011

Historical Atlas of North America, The Penguin (Hist Atlas)

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Historical Atlas of North America, The Penguin (Hist Atlas)

This atlas surveys the history of North America from the first settlers to cross the Bering Straits. It looks at the development of the continent's three nations - Canada, the USA and Mexico - from their colonial origins to the formation of the North American Free Trade Association, and assesses the current relationship between the three nations, and that of the region as a whole to the rest of the world. It follows the rise of the USA to superpower status and shows the impact of the two world wars.

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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

The fish faunas of continental South and Central America constitute one of the greatest concentrations of aquatic diversity on Earth, consisting of about 10 percent of all living vertebrate species. Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes explores the evolutionary origins of this unique ecosystem. The chapters address central themes in the study of tropical biodiversity: why is the Amazon basin home to so many distinct evolutionary lineages? What roles do ecological specialization, speciation, and extinction play in the formation of regional assemblages? How do dispersal barriers contribute to isolation and diversification? Focusing on whole faunas rather than individual taxonomic groups, this volume shows that the area's high regional diversity is not the result of recent diversification in lowland tropical rainforests. Rather, it is the product of species accumulating over tens of millions of years and across a continental arena.

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