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Biogeography and Quaternary History in Tropical America
     

Biogeography and Quaternary History in Tropical America

by T. C. Whitmore (Editor), Ghillean T. Prance (Editor)
 

This is a critical appraisal of the existing evidence on the history of Amazonia during the past 1.8 million years. Contributions from geology, geomorphology, paleoclimatology, pedology, botany and zoology are reviewed, with special emphasis on neotropical birds, butterflies, and plants. Much new materials is introduced, along with background information and

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This is a critical appraisal of the existing evidence on the history of Amazonia during the past 1.8 million years. Contributions from geology, geomorphology, paleoclimatology, pedology, botany and zoology are reviewed, with special emphasis on neotropical birds, butterflies, and plants. Much new materials is introduced, along with background information and alternative hypotheses. The book will be of value to ecologists, foresters, and planners interested in Amazonian vegetation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198545460
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/03/1987
Series:
Oxford Monographs in Biogeography Series , #3
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.69(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Oxford University

New York Botanical Garden

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