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NORTH AMERICAN TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION.

Barbour, Michael G. and William Dwight Billings

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ISBN 10: 0521261988 / ISBN 13: 9780521261982
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Cambridge Univ. Press: Cambridge 1988. 10.5 x 7.5", cloth, 434pp, figures, index, ex-lib, no external markings, vg in good dw. FIRST EDITION. Bookseller Inventory # 95-6841

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Title: NORTH AMERICAN TERRESTRIAL VEGETATION.

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Unique in its comprehensive coverage, this book describes the major vegetation types from the arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada to the tropical forest of Central America. This original detailed summary provides the reader with a sense of the species composition, architecture and environment of each ecosystem. Each chapter opens with a map of North America that delineates the specific geographic area discussed within the following text. Some basic topics covered include paleobotany, autecological behaviour, nutrient cycling, and productivity. In addition to the basic biology of the ecosystems, environmental issues and management problems are addressed. Notes on areas for future research conclude each chapter. Comprehensive bibliographies provide references to additional details published in the technical literature.

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With its unique comprehensive coverage, this book describes the major vegetation types from the arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada to the tropical forest of Central America. This original detailed summary provides the reader with a sense of the species composition, architecture and environment of each ecosystem.

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