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Grasses and Grassland Ecology.

Author: David J Gibson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, UK, 2008.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is the most up to date and thorough account of the natural history of the plants that comprise the most important food crop on Earth, the grasses and grasslands. - ;Grasslands, in particular managed pastures and rangelands, are widespread, covering approximately 40% (52 million km|(p2|(B) of the Earth's land surface. They are dominated by members of the Poaceae - the fourth largest plant family with over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Gibson
ISBN: 9780191546099 0191546097 1281925292 9781281925299
OCLC Number: 476242063
Description: 1 online resource (323 pages).
Contents: Preface; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Systematics and evolution; 3 Ecological morphology and anatomy; 4 Physiology; 5 Population ecology; 6 Community ecology; 7 Ecosystem ecology; 8 World grasslands; 9 Disturbance; 10 Management and restoration; References; Plant index; Animal index; Subject index.
Series Title: Oxford biology.

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This book is the most up to date and thorough account of the natural history of the plants that comprise the most important food crop on Earth, the grasses and grasslands. - ;Grasslands, in particular managed pastures and rangelands, are widespread, covering approximately 40% (52 million km|(p2|(B) of the Earth's land surface. They are dominated by members of the Poaceae - the fourth largest plant family with over 7,500 species, and also the most widespread. Grasslands constitute a major biome on all continents except Antarctica and also represent the most important food crop on Earth with corn, whe.

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