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Author Duncan, R. Scot, 1969-
Title Southern wonder : Alabama's surprising biodiversity / R. Scot Duncan ; foreword by Edward O. Wilson.
Imprint Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, [2013]

Author Duncan, R. Scot, 1969-
Subject Biodiversity conservation -- Alabama.
Biodiversity -- Alabama.
Ecology -- Alabama.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Wilson, Edward O.,
Description 1 online resource (xx, 436 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Note "Published in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of Illustrations; Foreword Edward O. Wilson; Acknowledgments; 1. Number One in the East; 2. A Tale of Two Mice; 3. Anomalous Alabama; 4. Alabama Rocks; 5. Biodiversity through Deep Time; 6. Speciation Southern-Style; 7. The Aquatic State; 8. Southern Coastal Plain; 9. Southeastern Plains; 10. Ridge and Valley; 11. Southwestern Appalachians; 12. Piedmont; 13. Interior Plateau; 14. Gulf of Mexico; 15. The Future of Alabama's Biodiversity; Notes; List of Abbreviations; References; Index.
Summary Southern Wonder explores Alabama's amazing biological diversity, the reasons for the large number of species in the state, and the importance of their preservation. Alabama ranks fifth in the nation in number of species of plants and animals found in the state, surpassed only by the much larger western states of California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. When all the species of birds, trees, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, wildflowers, dragonflies, tiger beetles, and ants are tallied, Alabama harbors more species than 90 percent of the other states in the United Sta.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0817386815 (electronic bk.)
9780817386818 (electronic bk.)
9780817318024 (trade cloth ; alk. paper)
081731802X (trade cloth ; alk. paper)
9780817357504 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0817357505 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 872700270
Additional Format Print version: 9780817318024 081731802X (DLC) 2012050437