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Tropical Rain Forests - an Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison 2E
Author: Richard T. Corlett

ISBN: 9781444332551
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 14 February 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 17.1 x 1.8
Description:
The first edition of Tropical Rain Forests: an Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison exploded the myth of the rain forest as a single, uniform entity. In reality, the major tropical rain forest regions, in tropical America, Africa, Southeast Asia, Madagascar, and New Guinea, have as many differences as similarities, as a result of their isolation from each other during the evolution of their floras and faunas. This new edition reinforces this message with new examples from recent and on-going research.

After an introduction to the environments and geological histories of the major rain forest regions, subsequent chapters focus on plants, primates, carnivores and plant-eaters, birds, fruit bats and gliding animals, and insects, with an emphasis on the ecological and biogeographical differences between regions. This is followed by a new chapter on the unique tropical rain forests of oceanic islands. The final chapter, which has been completely rewritten, deals with the impacts of people on tropical rain forests and discusses possible conservation strategies that take into account the differences highlighte...

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