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Science  28 May 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5675, pp. 1249
DOI: 10.1126/science.1098543

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The Speciation and Biogeography of Birds. by Ian Newton. Academic Press (Elsevier), San Diego, 2003. 680 pp. $75, £49.95. ISBN 0-12-517375-X.

Newton offers a comprehensive overview of the origins and distribution of bird species and discusses the factors that shape these patterns.