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The vegetation of Egypt

Author: M A Zahran; A J Willis
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, ©2009.
Series: Plant and vegetation, v. 2
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"In this second edition, this text is both updated and expanded to include additional topics such as the role of remote sensing in mapping Egypt's vegetation, and the economic potential of major desert species." "Covering each of the four major eco-geographical regions of Egypt - the Western Desert, the Eastern Desert, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Nile Region - the book integrates a wealth of detail and represents  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M A Zahran; A J Willis
ISBN: 9781402087554 1402087551 140208756X 9781402087561
OCLC Number: 299238755
Notes: Previous edition: London: Chapman & Hall, 1992.
Description: xix, 437 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: About the authors.- Preface.- Foreword.- Introduction. 1. Egypt: the gift of the Nile.- 2. Physiography, climate and soil-vegetation relationships. 2.1 Geological characteristics. 2.2 Geographical characteristics. 2.3 The climate of Egypt. 2.4. Soil-vegetation relationships.- 3. The Western Desert. 3.1 General features. 3.2 The western Mediterranean coastal belt. 3.3 The oases and depressions. 3.4 Gebel Uweinat. 3.5 The Gilf Kebir.- 4. The Eastern Desert. 4.1 Geology and geomorphology. 4.2 Ecological characteristics.- 5. The Sinai Peninsula. 5.1 Geomorphology. 5.2 Climate. 5.3 Water resources. 5.4 The vegetation.- 6. The Nile region. 6.1 Geomorphology. 6.2 Climate. 6.3 Vegetation types.- 7. The history of the vegetation: its salient features and future study. 7.1 The history of the vegetation. 7.2 Future study of phytosociology and plant ecology. 7.3 The main types of vegetation and its features: synopsis.- 8. Remote sensing and vegetation map of Egypt.- 9. Sustainable development of Egypt's deserts.- Appendix: Photographs covering Western Desert, Eastern Desert, Sinai Peninsula, Nile Region.- References.- Species Index.- Subject Index.-
Series Title: Plant and vegetation, v. 2
Responsibility: by M.A. Zahran ; in association with A.J. Willis.

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The updated and expanded edition of this classic reference on the ecology and biology of Egypt's vegetation includes new topics such as the role of remote sensing in mapping Egypt's vegetation and  Read more...

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