Whittaker, RJ.

Covers a variety of topics including the nature of island environments and their special contribution to global biodiversity; micro- and macro-evolutionary changes; island ecological theories concerning species numbers, species assembly, and composition; the contribution of island theories to conservation biology; and finally, an assessment of the tremendous scale of human impact on island biodiversity, current threats, and remedies.

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Oxford University Press, Large octavo, paperback, illustrations.