An Island of Evolutionary Exuberance

Science  02 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5667, pp. 53
DOI: 10.1126/science.1096496

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The Natural History of Madagascar Steven M. Goodman and Jonathan P. Benstead, Eds.. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003. 1731 pp. $85, £59.50. ISBN 0-226-30306-3.

Besides providing a comprehensive account of Madagascar's diverse and highly endemic flora and fauna, the nearly 300 authors cover such topics as the history of scientific work on the island, geology, human ecology, and conservation efforts.