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Serpentine and its vegetation : a multidisciplinary approach

Author: Robert Richard Brooks
Publisher: London : Croom Helm, ©1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Serpentine soils support a unique flora, and this soil/flora association is an important diagnostic tool for scientists. This book is a comprehensive, in-depth study of this association.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Richard Brooks
ISBN: 0709950632 9780709950639
OCLC Number: 14931310
Description: 454 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Part I: Serpentine ecology. Introduction. The nature, occurrence and composition of ultamafic rocks. The formation and composition of serpentine soils. The serpentine factor. Serpentine and agriculture. Plant evolution and serpentine. Animals and serpentine. The distribution and phytochemistry of plants which hyperaccumulate nickel. Kimberlites, carbonatites and their vegetation. Part II: Serpentine vegetation of the world. Introduction to Serpentine vegetation of the world. North America. Tropical America. Northwest Europe Central and southern Europe. Continental Asia. Japan. Africa. The Malay Archipelago. New Caledonia. Australia. New Zealand.
Responsibility: by Robert Richard Brooks.

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