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Tundra-taiga biology : human, plant, and animal survival in the Arctic

Author: R M M Crawford
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The Arctic Tundra and adjacent Boreal Forest or Taiga support the most cold-adapted flora and fauna on Earth. The evolutionary capacity of both plants and animals to adapt to these thermally limiting conditions has always attracted biological investigation and is a central theme of this book. How the polar biota will adapt to a warmer world is creating significant and renewed interest in this habitat. The Arctic has  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R M M Crawford
ISBN: 9780199559404 0199559406 9780199559411 0199559414
OCLC Number: 869908105
Description: ix, 270 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Arctic climate history --
The Holocene at high latitudes --
Human arrival in the Arctic --
Tundra diversity.
Responsibility: R.M.M. Crawford, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

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This book provides an integrated account of the biological, climatic and anthropological factors that affect the entire circum-polar tundra-taiga biome.  Read more...

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the book is an excellent text * Michael D. Doherty, Austral Ecology * This is an academic ecologist's perspective on the higher latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. I know of no comparable account. Read more...

 
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