The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions Setting & Symbolism

David Quammen
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Madagascar

This is a large island off the southeastern coast of Africa. Madagascar has been isolated for a long time and supports several species of animals found nowhere else, including tenrecs and lemurs.

Krakatau

This is a volcanic island in Indonesia that erupted in the 19th century, killing all life on the island.

Komodo

This is an island in Indonesia where the komodo dragon is found.

Mauritius

This is an island in the Indian Ocean where the dodo once lived. It is also the home to the endangered Mauritius kestrel.

Aru

This is a series of islands in the Malay Archipelago where Alfred Wallace gathered specimens for his research on the origin of species.

Brazil

This is a large South American country that has large areas of rainforest.

Tasmania

This is an island off the southeast coast of Australia that was once attached to the mainland. It is...

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