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Biomes of Brazil: An Illustrated Natural History

By: Francis Dov Por, Vera Imperatriz-Fonseca and Frederico Lencioni Neto

208 pages, Colour illus, maps

Pensoft Publishers

Hardback | Dec 2005 | #155658 | ISBN: 9546422371
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £49.50 $62/€59 approx

About this book

Language: Bilingual in English and Portuguese

This book is a highly informative guide to the eight most important biomes of Brazil. All eight chapters follow the same sequence of treatment, from brief introductions to geology and the environment, through the presentation of each biome's flora and fauna, to human aspects and conservation issues. The present state of knowledge is reviewed, leaving room also for new and original ideas and considerations.
All the book's illustrations are hand-drawn. Alongside a wide range of instructive drawings and diagrams, there are outstanding large-scale dioramas of the different biomes considered.


Contents

Introduction * The Atlantic Rainforest * The Domain of Araucaria * The Cerrado Savannas * The Pantanal of Mato Grosso * Mountain Shrubs - Campos Rupestres and Tepuis * The Caatingas - Dry Forests * Aspects of Amazonia * The Mangrove Forests, the Manguezal

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