Preface. 1. An Introduction. 2. Some Basics. 3. Physical Environment and the Distribution of Life. 4. Biological Interactions and the Distribution of Life. 5. Disturbance and Succession. 6. Communities, Formations and Biomes. 7. Changing Continents and Climates. 8. Dispersal, Colonization and Invasion. 9. Evolution, Speciation and Extinction. 10. Realms, Regions and Provinces: The Biogeographic Subdivisions of the Earth. 11. Evolution, Extinction and the Human Story. 12. Biogeography and Modern Biodiversity. 13. Biogeography Distributions and Reconstructing of the History of Life. 14. Biogeography and Conservation.
Glen MacDonald is the author of Biogeography: Introduction to Space, Time, and Life, published by Wiley.
??a comprehensive and informative text that condenses the diversity embraced by the discipline and aptly represents current biogeographical thinking?? (Transactions of the IBG, Vol.29, 2004)