Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, 2004, paperback, 8vo, pp xiii + 545
Over the two decades prior to publication, the study of speciation had expanded from a modest backwater of evolutionary biology into a large and vigorous discipline. Thus, the literature on speciation, as well as the number of researchers and students working in this area, had grown explosively. Despite these developments, there had been no book-length treatment of speciation in many years. As a result, both the seasoned scholar and the newcomer to evolutionary biology had no ready guide to the recent literature on speciation, a body of work that is enormous, scattered, and increasingly technical. Although several excellent symposium volumes had recently appeared, these collections did not provide a unified, critical, and up-to-date overview of the field. Speciation was designed to fill this gap.
Very good condition. Some minor marks and curling to cover but clean internally with no annotations or underlining. Ownership inscription on half title page. Spine uncreased with overall condition suggesting book has had very little use, if any.