Lynne R. Parenti is Research Scientist and Curator of Fishes at the National Museum of Natural History in the Smithsonian Institution, and co-editor, with R. Claro and K. C. Lindeman, of Ecology of the Marine Fishes of Cuba (2002), co-editor, with M.L.J. Stiassny and G. D. Johnson, of Interrelationships of Fishes (1996, 1998), and co-author, with C. J. Humphries, of Cladistic biogeography (1986, 1999). Malte C. Ebach is a Post Doctoral Fellow at Arizona State University's International Institute for Species Exploration, and co-author, with D. M. Williams, of Foundations of Systematics and Biogeography (2008), and co-editor, with R. S. Tangey, of Biogeography in a Changing World (2006).
“A fundamental contribution to historical biogeography, and a ‘must have’ publication for any researcher interested in biogeography.” - Ecoscience
“In this well-written book, Parenti . . . and Ebach . . . provide a clear overview of the field of comparative biogeography. . . . Highly recommended.” - Choice
“This book provides great insight.” - Joshua A. Drew, Copeia
“If you are looking for a glimpse into the curious world of panbiogeography, this is the best volume to get to obtain that information.” - Susanne S. Renner, Qtly Review Of Biology
“A comprehensive history of biogeography.” - Environment And Ecology