The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners and Other Ecological Anachronisms by Connie Barlow

The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners and Other Ecological Anachronisms by Connie Barlow

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"Fascinating, imaginative, and stimulating, The Ghosts of Evolution is a wonderful piece of writing-well worth reading by anyone interested in nature and its myriad components." -Michael J. Balick, The New York Botanical Garden.

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A new vision is sweeping through ecological science: The dense web of dependencies that makes up an ecosystem has gained an added dimension-the dimension of time. Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that are now extinct. In a vivid narrative, Connie Barlow shows how the 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. This fascinating book will enrich the experience of any amateur naturalist, as well as teach us that the ripples of biodiversity loss around us are just the leading edge of what may well become perilous cascades of extinction.

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SKU GOR007105931
Title The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners and Other Ecological Anachronisms
Author By (author) Connie Barlow
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The Perseus Books Group
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 0465005527
ISBN 13 9780465005529
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

A new vision is sweeping through ecological science: The dense web of dependencies that makes up an ecosystem has gained an added dimension-the dimension of time. Every field, forest, and park is full of living organisms adapted for relationships with creatures that are now extinct. In a vivid narrative, Connie Barlow shows how the 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. This fascinating book will enrich the experience of any amateur naturalist, as well as teach us that the ripples of biodiversity loss around us are just the leading edge of what may well become perilous cascades of extinction.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007105931
Title The Ghosts of Evolution: Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners and Other Ecological Anachronisms
Author By (author) Connie Barlow
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The Perseus Books Group
Year Published 2002
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 0465005527
ISBN 13 9780465005529
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.