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High Altitude Tropical Biogeography
 

High Altitude Tropical Biogeography (Hardback)

Edited by Vuilleumier, Francois
Edited by Monasterio, Maximina

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High altitude mountain regions, where the climate is cool and dry rather than hot and humid, occur throughout the tropics of Central and South America, Africa, and Malaysia. As a consequence of these conditions, the animals and plants of this unique life zone more closely resembl...e their counterparts thousands of miles to the north or south than comparable species in the lowland jungles only a few thousand metres below. These ecological islands pose interesting questions of physiological adaptation, biogeography, and evolutionary relationship that have only recently gained a significant place in tropical ecology. The editors of this book have brought together leading researchers in a wide-ranging monograph on the climate and origin, ecology, and evolution of the animals and plants of this ecological zone, drawing on specific well-studied examples.
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ISBN 9780195036251
Released NZ 2 Apr 1987
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780195036251
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 2 Apr 1987
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Vuilleumier, Francois
Edited by Monasterio, Maximina
Category Ecological Science, The Biosphere
Evolution
Botany & Plant Sciences
Zoology & Animal Sciences
Geography
Regional Geography
Number of Pages 660
Dimensions Width: 183mm
Height: 260mm
Spine: 37mm
Dewey Code 574.5264
Weight 1,587g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Biogeography - Tropics, Alpine regions - Tropics
NBS Text Life Sciences: General
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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