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Geology and plant life : the effects of landforms and rock types on plants

Author: Arthur R Kruckeberg
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : University of Washington Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates the role of landforms and rock types in producing the geographical distributions of plants and in stimulating evolutionary diversification.

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur R Kruckeberg
ISBN: 029598452X 9780295984520 0295982039 9780295982038
OCLC Number: 56658415
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: x, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The Geology-Plant Interface 3 --
2. Geobotany: Its Historical Roots 20 --
3. Geoedaphics and Other Environmental Influences: Their Reciprocal Relationships 39 --
4. Landforms (Geomorphology) and Plant Life 46 --
5. The Influences of Lithology on Plant Life 103 --
6. Implications of Geoedaphics for Systematics and Evolution 229 --
7. Geoedaphics and Biogeography (Geology and the Distribution of Plants) 250 --
8. Human Influences on the Geology-Plant Interface 286.
Responsibility: Arthur R. Kruckeberg.
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."This is a fascinating book for the observant traveler who has noticed and puzzled about startling contrasts in vegetation between one side of a hill and the other. It is a book to be read slowly, Read more...

 
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