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Biogeography and Adaptation

Biogeography and Adaptation

Patterns of Marine Life

Geerat J. Vermeij

ISBN 9780674073760

Publication date: 01/01/1978

The driving forces of natural selection leave their traces in the shapes of living creatures and their patterns of distribution. In this thoughtful and wide-ranging discussion of evolutionary process and adaptive response, Geerat Vermeij elucidates the general principles that underlie the great diversity of marine forms found in the world's great oceans.


  • This Darwinian book—there is hardly higher praise—is a step towards understanding, which will probably challenge our technical methods more than the broad insights of that clever naturalist on the Beagle did.

    —Scientific American

Book Details

  • 352 pages
  • 6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press