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Tropical Forest Biomes

Series: Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World

By: Barbara A Holzman

242 pages, Col plates, figs

Greenwood Publishing Group

Hardback | Jan 2009 | #174646 | ISBN-13: 9780313339981
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About this book

This volume in the Greenwood Guides to Biomes of the World series covers the lush, beautiful - and rapidly shrinking - tropical forest biomes. The volume covers the two major tropic forest biomes, tropical rainforests and tropical seasonal forests, examining all aspects that define these biomes: - Vegetation - Geographical Distribution - Soil - Challenges posed by the environment - Adaptation of the plants and animals to the environment - Conservation efforts Maps, photos, diagrams, drawings, and tables accompany the text, as do sidebars that highlight habitats, species, and ecological relationships. The volume includes a bibliography of accessible resources for further research


How to Use this Book
Scientific Names
1. Tropical Forests
2. The Tropical Rainforest Biome
3. Regional Expression of the Tropical Rainforest Biome
4. The Tropical Seasonal Forest Biome
5. Regional Expression of the Tropical Rainforest Biome
6. Conclusion

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Barbara A. Holzman is Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at San Francisco State University. she has been teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in biogeography and environmental science for more than 15 years. She has traveled extensively in several tropical regions of the world, particularly Latin America. She is co-author of Geographical Measurements, published in 2003 and revised in 2005.

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