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Introduction to world vegetation

Author: A S Collinson
Publisher: London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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A textbook (1st ed., 1978) presenting a wide range of information for students of ecology, geography, and biogeography.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collinson, A.S.
Introduction to world vegetation.
London ; Boston : Unwin Hyman, 1988
(OCoLC)644080439
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A S Collinson
ISBN: 0045810303 9780045810307 0045810311 9780045810314
OCLC Number: 17731411
Description: viii, 325 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part 1: Environmetnal and Ecological Principles --
1. Land plants, evolution and geography --
2. The Geological Record and and Past Distributions --
3. Ecology, Biogeography and Energy Variations --
4. Nutrients and Nutrient Cycles --
5. Ecosystem Conditions and Plant Distributions --
6. Soil Conditions and Their Influence on Plant Distributions --
7. Plants in the Communities and Their Distributions --
Part 2: The Vegetation of Tropical and Temperate Regions --
8. Vegetation and Climate: An Introduction to World Vegetation Patterns --
9. Tropical Forests --
10. Tropical Formations with Conspicuous Grasslands: Savannas --
11. The Termperate Deciduous Forests --
12. The Coniferous Forests of the Northern Hemisphere --
13. The Termperate Grasslands --
Part 3: The Vegetation of Extreme Habitats --
14. Adaptions and Selective Factors: An Introduction --
15. Vegetation of Arid Lands --
16. Wetlands --
17. Arctic and Alpine Tundra --
18. The Vegetation of Estuaries and Sea Shores.
Responsibility: A.S. Collinson.

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A textbook (1st ed., 1978) presenting a wide range of information for students of ecology, geography, and biogeography.

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Ecologists will find Collinson's book to be a highly readable and engaging synthesis, certainly worthy of consideration for use in an undergraduate vegetation ecology course. - Ecology

 
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