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Book Review – ‘Speciation in Birds’ by Trevor Price

Speciation in Birds Trevor Price Roberts & Co. Publishers, CO, USA; 2007. 152pp. ISBN 0-9747077-8-3 Review by Jim Groombridge This book declares as one of its aims to sort out the complementary roles of geographical isolation and ecological differentiation in birds, and in this it succeeds. The author, Trevor Price, integrates modern advances in our understanding of evolutionary time (phylogenetics) alongside the more traditional disciplines of geography, behaviour and ecology in our interpretation of bird speciation. Given the obvious links that the subject of this book has with the likes of Charles Darwin and David Lack, perhaps more could have  … Read more