Biogeography: A Study of Plants in the Ecosphere, 3rd Edition (Paperback) book cover


A Study of Plants in the Ecosphere, 3rd Edition

By Joy Tivy


472 pages

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The third edition of this classic text, presents a broad-based study of the variations in the form and functioning of the biosphere at regional and global scale.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

Part I: The Biosphere

2. The biosphere.

3. Environmental variables.

4. Historical biogeography.

5. Biomass characteristics.

6. Biological productivity.

7. The biological cycling.

8. Biomass change and soil development.

Part II: Ecosystems:

9. Tropical and temperate forest ecosystems.

10. Boreal ecosystems.

11. Grassland ecosystems.

12. Desert ecosystems.

13. Island ecosystems.

14. Mountain ecosystems.

15. Aquatic ecosystems.

Part III: Biotic resources: use and misuse

16. Ecosystems, stability and disturbance.

17. Human impact: ecosystem exploitation.

18. Human impact: environmental pollution.

19. Managed ecosystems.

20. The urban ecosystem.

21. Conservation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography