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Plant geography of Chile

Author: Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2011.
Series: Plant and vegetation, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first and so far only "Plant Geography of Chile" was written about 100 years ago, since when many things have changed: plants have been renamed and reclassified; taxonomy and systematics have experienced deep changes as have biology, geography, and biogeography. The time is therefore ripe for a new look at Chile's plants and their distribution. Focusing on three key issues - botany/systematics, geography and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Moreira-Muñoz, Andres.
Plant geography of Chile.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2011
(OCoLC)495598590
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Moreira-Muñoz
ISBN: 9789048187485 9048187486
OCLC Number: 701369068
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 343 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: pt. 1. Geobotanical scenario --
pt. 2. Chorology of Chilean plants --
pt. 3. Islands biogeography --
pt. 4. Case studies on selected families --
pt. 5. Where to from here? : projections of Chilean plant geography.
Series Title: Plant and vegetation, v. 5.
Responsibility: by Andrés Moreira-Muñoz.

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Chile's range of environments, from the neotropics to the temperate sub-Antarctic, makes it a key marker of evolutionary patterns in flora. Focusing on botany/systematics, geography and  Read more...

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