History of the Fauna and Flora of the British Isles

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    THE British Isles, with their comparatively small area but considerably varied natural conditions, present a number of highly interesting biogeographical problems, the solution of which would bear an important relation to the larger problems of the distribution of organisms in Europe and in the northern hemisphere generally. It is not surprising, therefore, that the French Société de Biogéographie should have selected the history of the fauna and flora of the British Isles as a subject for its new volume, the third of a series devoted each to the treatment of a separate biogeographical problem; the two previous volumes dealt with the biogeography of Corsica and of the high mountains of the world respectively.

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    History of the Fauna and Flora of the British Isles. Nature 127, 685–686 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127685b0

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