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Song of the Dodo

Post by ZakaSPFC » Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:09 am

Anybody ever read song of the dodo by David Quammen. It i about Island Biogeography. Extremely interesting and in depth. It is extremely recommended by me.
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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:48 am

Aww I want that! :)

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The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions
by Quammen, David
Format: Trade Paperback
Price: $22.00
Published: Scribner Book Company, 1997
Inventory Status: Usually Ships in 1-5 days

David Quammen's book, "The Song of the Dodo," is a brilliant, stirring work, breathtaking in its scope, far-reaching in its message -- a crucial book in precarious times, which radically alters the way in which we understand the natural world and our place in that world. It's also a book full of entertainment and wonders.

In "The Song of the Dodo," we follow Quammen's keen intellect through the ideas, theories, and experiments of prominent naturalists of the last two centuries.

We trail after him as he travels the world, tracking the subject of island biogeography, which encompasses nothing less than the study of the origin and extinction of all species. Why is this island idea so important? Because islands are where species most commonly go extinct -- and because, as Quammen points out, we live in an age when all of Earth's landscapes are being chopped into island-like fragments by human activity.

Through his eyes, we glimpse the nature of evolution and extinction, and in so doing come to understand the monumental diversity of our planet, and the importance of preserving its wild landscapes, animals, and plants. We also meet some fascinating human characters. By the book's end we are wiser, and more deeply concerned, but Quammen leaves us with a message of excitement and hope.
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Post by 2810712 » Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:59 am

nice book, but i can't buy it from internet it costs hell in terms if Indian economy. But there are special low costs unabridged editions available.Hope i get to read it.

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Post by Dr.Stein » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:25 am

It is expensive for me aww :(
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Post by victor » Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:51 am

because they use US$ which equals more than 10,000/$
that's really annoying..
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Post by ZakaSPFC » Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:05 pm

I got it from the library really good book, highly recommended
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Post by Dr.Stein » Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:35 am

Can I get the copy? :roll: :lol: :oops:
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