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- DescriptionDevelops a general theory to explain the facts of island biogeography which builds on the first principles of population ecology and genetics to explain how distance and area combine to regulate the balance between immigration and extinction in island populations.
- Author BiographyRobert M. May has been a pioneer in theoretically driven biology for the last thirty years. He has done key work in population ecology, the dynamics of infectious diseases, extinctions, and other areas. He is currently a Professor at Oxford University as well as President of the Royal Society in Britain. Robert H. MacArthur was Professor of Biology at Princeton University until his death in 1972. Edward O. Wilson is University Research Professor and Honorary Curator in Entomology at Harvard University. He is the author of many books, including Biodiversity, Biophilia. The Diversity of Life, and Naturalist.
- Author(s)Edward O. Wilson,Robert Helmer MacArthur
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication26/02/2001
- Series TitlePrinceton Landmarks in Biology
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight257 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition StatementRevised edition
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