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The Ghosts of Evolution Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms Paperback - 2002

by Connie Barlow


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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 and deepen the experience of anyone who enjoys a stroll through the woods or even down an urban sidewalk. But this knowledge has a dark side too: Barlow's "ghost stories" teach us that the ripples of biodiversity loss around us now are just the leading edge of what may well become perilous cascades of extinction.

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"I'VE GOT A SCREWY IDEA" WROTE DAN JANZEN IN AN OCTOBER 1977 letter to a colleague.

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  • Title The Ghosts of Evolution Nonsensical Fruit, Missing Partners, and Other Ecological Anachronisms
  • Author Connie Barlow
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Edition St
  • Pages 304
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Basic Books, New York
  • Date 2002-03-21
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780465005529 / 0465005527
  • Weight 1 lbs (0.45 kg)
  • Dimensions 9 x 5.9 x 0.8 in (22.86 x 14.99 x 2.03 cm)
  • Reading level 1280
  • Themes
    • Topical: Ecology
  • Dewey Decimal Code 576.82

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  • Kliatt, 07/01/2002, Page 45

About the author

Connie Barlow is an editor and author of several books including Green Space, Green Time. She lives in Rockland County, New York.
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