By: OW Archibold
528 pages, 369 b/w photos, 227 line illus
This textbook provides summaries of the form and function of each major biome throughout the world. Contents: Preface; Vegetation and environment: introductory concepts; The tropical forests; Tropical savannas; The arid regions; Mediterranean ecosystems; Temperate forest ecosystems; Temperate grasslands; The coniferous forests; The polar and high mountain tundras; Terrestrial wetlands; Freshwater ecosystems; Coastal and marine ecosystems; The prospect of change.
...compendious and well-illustrated... - New Scientist; ...a very readable book...a valuable introduction to the subject for undergraduates, teachers and lay persons. - Journal of Arid Environments
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