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Ecosystems : Temperate Forests

Series: Ecosystems Series

By: Michael Allaby

216 pages, Col photos, col illus, figs, tabs

Fitzroy Dearborn

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #98127 | ISBN: 157958148X
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The Ecosystems series is the only source that offers a complete understanding of global ecology. Illustrated with beautiful full-colour photographs, each volume combines the "hard sciences," such as biology and chemistry, with history, economics, and environmental studies. Each ecosystem is presented in its entirety with details on its history, biology, wildlife, beauty, problems, and influence on culture. This interdisciplinary approach emphasizes the complex, interrelated nature of each biome - giving readers the most integrated portrayal of the natural world available. Each volume spans Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, and the Americas to present a particular ecosystem. Coverage offers a basic introduction to ecological concepts and demonstrates how these concepts influence the complex relationship between humans and the environment.

'This is a really well-written introduction to the subject ... I suspect this would be the book any student would turn to first when trying to get the facts on the subject.' Reference Reviews


Introduction 1. Geography of Temperate Forests 2. Geology of Temperate Forests 3. Atmosphere and Temperate Forests 4. Biology of Forest Trees 5. Ecology of Temperate Forests 6. Biodiversity and Temperate Forests 7. History of Temperate Forests 8. Economies of Temperate Forests 9. Health of Temperate Forests 10. Temperate Forest Management Appendices Further Reading Index

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