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Humid Tropical Environments

Series: The Natural Environment Series

By: AJ Reading, RD Thompson and AC Millington

430 pages, 70 photos, 160 figs and maps

Wiley-Blackwell

Paperback | Sep 1995 | #25967 | ISBN: 0631191747
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Hardback | Sep 1995 | #14712 | ISBN: 0631172874
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About this book

A comprehensive account, stressing the complexity of the inter-relationships between the various environmental systems and also their inter-relationships with human populations.

The value of this book is that it treats and compares an extremely wide range of topics. Because of the extensive bibliography the specialist or the person looking for details on any one topic is unlikely to be frustrated. A list of further reading is provided for each chapter and is a good introdution to the up-to-date scientific literature about the humid tropics. This text is likely to be widely used by students of many different disciplines. The Times Higher Education Supplement "Three geographers have come together to produce a well-integrated text on the major features of the environment in the humid tropics, with emphasis on their interrelationships and the importance of the human dimension... This book merits wide readership and provides and excellent text for many university courses." B. A. Whitton, International Journal of Environment Studies


Contents

Preface. List of Tables. List of Plates. List of Figures. 1. Introduction. 2. Atmospheric Circulation Systems and Weather Disturbances. 3. Climatic Characteristics. 4. Humid Tropical Soils. 5. Humid Tropical Vegetation. 6. Landscape. 7. Hydrology. 8. Environmental Resources and Hazards in the Humid Tropics. 9. Environmental Issues Facing the Humid Tropics. References. Appendices. Index.

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Biography

Alison Reading has lectured in physical geography at the University of Reading and is now Senior Lecturer in the Division of Geography at University of East England based in Cambridge. Andrew Millington is Professor of Geography at the University of Leicester. He has previously held appointments at the Universities of Reading and Sierra Leone, and has lectured at the University College Dublin and the University of Kent. Russell Thompson has held lectureships in geography departments at the University of New England, Australia; Massey University, New Zealand; the University of Guelph, Canada; the University of the South Pacific, Fiji and (currently) the University of Reading.

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