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An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests


By: TC Whitmore

282 pages, 30 b/w photos, 30 line illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 1998 | Edition: 2 | #67056 | ISBN: 0198501471
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Hardback | Mar 1998 | Edition: 2 | #67057 | ISBN: 019850148X
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This new edition of the classic introduction to the world's tropical rainforests has been completely updated. Reflecting important research into human impacts on rainforests, Whitmore provides a new global assessment of deforestation and logging patterns. Recent research into sustainability, conservation and the impact of forest fragmentation on biodiversity is incorporated. New data on seedling ecology, forest microclimates, and geological and climatic history have been added. The book remains unique in linking basic biology and ecology to silviculture, and remaining broad in scope.


Ch 1 - An introduction to tropical rain forests; Ch 2 - What are tropical rain forests?; Ch 3 - Plant life; Ch 4 - Rain forest animals; Ch 5 - Interconnections between plants and animals - the web of life; Ch 6 - Tropical rain forests through time; Ch 7 - Forest dynamics; Ch 8 - Nutrients and their cycles; Ch 9 - Species richness; Ch 10 - Tropical rain forests yesterday and today; Ch 11 - Tropical rain forests today at the cusp of the new millennium; Epilogue; Notes; References; Glossary; Indexes

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