This volume contains thirteen chapters based on a Royal Society discussion meeting (1995) but revised and updated with new introductory chapters by the editor to each of the three main sections of the book. They cover patterns on islands and microevolution; speciation; and radiations, communities and biogeography. A new contribution on adaptive plant evolution is also included. (ASLIB 63.9,00/09/1998
I would certainly add Evolution on Islands to the essential reading list...: indeed it focused my mind more clearly on both the potential and the pitfalls. (Jeremy Holloway, Heredity, 81, 120124.
The contributed chapters are almost all excellent, and the book is well worth reading, particularly for those interested in speciation.J Coyne, Evolution, 52(6) P1877, 1998