1st Edition

Terrestrial Environments

ISBN 9780367353612
Published October 6, 2019 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1975 Terrestrial Environments covers the zoogeography and ecology of the main terrestrial environments of the world, including fresh water habitats with emphasis on their fauna. The book also explores climate and vegetation in so far as they affect animal life. Finally, the selective influence of the environment on its fauna is discussed and, conversely, the influence of regulation, a synthesis of these interrelations. Morphological adaptations of the animals inhabiting various types of terrestrial environments are considered in relation to locomotion, feeding, and escape from enemies. Physiological adaptations are also mentioned briefly, and the adaptative importunate of diurnal and seasonal rhythms is stressed.

Table of Contents


1. Zoogeography

2. Environmental Factors

3. Tropical Forest

4. Savannah

5. Desert

6. Steppe

7. Temperate Forest

8. Taiga

9. Tundra and Snowlands

10. Mountains

11. Microenvironments

12. Fresh Waters

14. The Selective Influence of the Habitat

15. Ecological Regulations


Appendix I: Classification of World Climates and Vegetation

Appendix II: The Deserts of the World

Index to Authors Cited

General Index

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