East of Wallace"s Line studies of past and present maritime cultures of the Indo-Pacific region by James Tyler Kent

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Published by Balkema in Rotterdam .

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Statementedited by Sue O"Connor & Peter Veth.
LC ClassificationsGN
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Paginationviii, 380 p. :
Number of Pages380
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Open LibraryOL22514087M
ISBN 109058093190

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To the west of the line, for instance, all of the species are similar or derived from species that are found on the Asian : Heather Scoville. The Wallace Line (or 'Wallace's Line') is a boundary that separates the ecozone of Asia and the Australasian transitional zone is sometimes called Wallacea.

Plants and animals related to Asian species are found to the north-west. Australasian species are found mainly to the south-east, with some Asian species.

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