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Vegetation of the Soviet Polar Deserts

Series: Studies in Polar Research

By: V Aleksandrova and Doris Love

228 pages, b&w illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jan 2009 | #178897 | ISBN-13: 9780521100052
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Hardback | May 1988 | #2222 | ISBN: 0521329981
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This is a translation of Vera Aleksandrova's classic book, first published in Russian, which characterizes the vegetation of this rather special botanical region. Much important botanical research concerned with Arctic ecology is carried out in the Soviet Union, but is seldom available in English. Dr Aleksandrova's book is based on her own extensive research in the northern areas of the Soviet Arctic. Dividing the high Arctic into areas based on the characteristics of their vegetation, the book presents a probing analysis of the ecology of such regions worldwide. After describing the general characteristics, geographic and climatic, of this latitude, the book discusses in more detail the region's peculiarities of soil and microclimate, followed by an analysis of the plant community.

This English version was originally published in 1988, this is a paperback reprint of that edition.


1. Introduction; 2. General characteristics of the landscape; 3. Conditions for the existence of vegetation; 4. The vegetation; 5. Seasonal development of the flowering plants within the polar deserts; 6. Conclusions.

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