The Resource The ghosts of evolution : nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms, Connie Barlow

The ghosts of evolution : nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms, Connie Barlow

Label
The ghosts of evolution : nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms
Title
The ghosts of evolution
Title remainder
nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms
Statement of responsibility
Connie Barlow
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ecological science is changing because of a recent discovery: Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that have long been extinct. In this book, the author shows how this idea of "missing partners" in nature evolved from isolated, curious examples into an idea that is transforming how ecologists understand the entire flora and fauna of the Americas. Barlow's report on a scientific program in its infancy puts the cutting edge of evolutionary thought within the grasp of any amateur naturalist. This book connects modern parks, supermarket produce sections, and even shopping-mall parking lots with remnants of the elephants, camels, giant sloths, rhinos, and lions that once roamed North America
Cataloging source
IOS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barlow, Connie C
Dewey number
576.85
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QH367
  • QK980
LC item number
  • .B35 2000
  • .B35 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Evolutionary paleoecology
  • Animal-plant relationships
  • Évolution (Biologie)
  • Animal-plant relationships
  • Evolution (Biology)
  • Evolutionary paleoecology
  • Extinction (Biology)
  • Evolutietheorie
  • Ecologische aspecten
Label
The ghosts of evolution : nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms, Connie Barlow
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ghost stories -- Ecological anachronisms and their missing partners -- Megafaunal dispersal syndrome -- Advancing the theory -- Fruitful longing -- Extreme anachronisms -- Armaments from another era -- Who are the ghosts? -- Consequences -- Great work
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033657890
Label
The ghosts of evolution : nonsensical fruit, missing partners, and other ecological anachronisms, Connie Barlow
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ghost stories -- Ecological anachronisms and their missing partners -- Megafaunal dispersal syndrome -- Advancing the theory -- Fruitful longing -- Extreme anachronisms -- Armaments from another era -- Who are the ghosts? -- Consequences -- Great work
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033657890

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