Terra: On a Hitherto Unsuspected Second Axial Rotation of Our Earth. 1. The Poles Gradually Shifting: So that Regions Once Tropical, Have Become Polar; and Regions Once Polar, Tropical. 2. Earthquakes and Geological Phenomena. 3. The Immense Antiquity of the World, and of Man's Existence Upon it
Wallace's Island Life is one of the foundation works of zoogeography. It focused on the detailed problems of animal dispersal and speciation. Like Darwin, Wallace classified islands as either oceanic (no previous connection to a land mass) or continental (previously connected to a land mass). He considered the means by which each class of island might become colonized, the types of animals most likely to perform the necessary migrations, and the conditions-such as major climactic or geologic change-under which the migrations might have been made. Wallace was the first to use the new knowledge of Pleistocene ice ages to explain certain phenomena of animal distribution, and in Island Life he speculated about the possible causes of glaciation. He was one of the few 19th-century scientists to realize that astronomical causes alone would not suffice, but had to be combined with a corresponding elevation in the northern land mass -- Abe books website.
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