Gustav Fischer Verlag, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #235960
409 pages. 'The articles in this volume are the result of an international symposium held at the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur zu Mainz in April 1978' -- from the preface. With contributions from Jared Diamond, Paul Ehrlich, Martin Cody, Joan Roughgarden and others. Illustrated with 202 figures and 53 tables. First edition (first printing). A fine hardcover copy; no dust jacket, as issued.