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Tropical Environments : the Functioning and Management of Tropical Ecosystems.

Author: Martin Kellman; Rosanne Tackaberry
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2003. ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Tropical Environments presents a comprehensive introduction to the complex systems of the tropics. Covering a broad, cross-regional range of humid through to semi-arid tropical climate zones, the book features a wealth of case studies drawn from throughout the tropical world. The authors tackle the major problems within the tropics, from complex biological interactions and soil nutrient deficiencies, offering a  Read more...
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Kellman, Martin.
Tropical Environments : The Functioning and Management of Tropical Ecosystems.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kellman; Rosanne Tackaberry
ISBN: 9780203392843 0203392841
OCLC Number: 1048250746
Description: 1 online resource (394 pages)
Contents: Book Cover --
Title --
Contents --
List of figures --
List of tables --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
INTRODUCTION --
THE HISTORY OF TROPICAL ENVIRONMENTS --
TROPICAL CLIMATES AND MOISTURE REGIMES --
SOILS AND NUTRIENT LIMITATION IN TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS --
TROPICAL BIOTAS --
TROPICAL FORESTS AND FORESTRY --
TROPICAL SAVANNAS --
TRADITIONAL TROPICAL AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS --
INTENSIFIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE --
ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION IN THE TROPICS --
LAND USE PLANNING, REHABILITATION AND RESEARCH --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

Tropical Environments presents a comprehensive introduction to the complex systems of the tropics. Covering a broad, cross-regional range of humid through to semi-arid tropical climate zones, the book features a wealth of case studies drawn from throughout the tropical world. The authors tackle the major problems within the tropics, from complex biological interactions and soil nutrient deficiencies, offering a balanced integration of biophysical and human management issues.

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