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Humid Tropical Environments / Edition 1
     

Humid Tropical Environments / Edition 1

by Alison Reading, Andrew C. Millington, Russell D. Thompson
 

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ISBN-10: 0631191747

ISBN-13: 9780631191742

Pub. Date: 11/07/1995

Publisher: Wiley

The humid tropics contain some of the world's richest, most diverse, most important and most threatened environments. This book draws on recent work by geographers, biologists, ecologists, geologists and climatologists to present a complete and integrated appraisal of the natural environment of all the humid tropical regions of the world.

Overview

The humid tropics contain some of the world's richest, most diverse, most important and most threatened environments. This book draws on recent work by geographers, biologists, ecologists, geologists and climatologists to present a complete and integrated appraisal of the natural environment of all the humid tropical regions of the world.

  • The most complete textbook on this key subject.
  • Fully illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.
  • Informative case studies and examples.
  • Considers the physical environment as a whole and stresses the link between the elements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631191742
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/07/1995
Series:
Natural Environment Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.83(w) x 9.63(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

List of Tables.

List of Plates.

List of Figures.

1. Introduction.

2. Atmospheric Circulation Systems and Weather Disturbances.

3. Climatic Characteristics.

4. Humid Tropical Soils.

5. Humid Tropical Vegetation.

6. Landscape.

7. Hydrology.

8. Environmental Resources and Hazards in the Humid Tropics.

9. Environmental Issues Facing the Humid Tropics.

References.

Appendices.

Index.

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