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1st Edition

Terrestrial Environments

ISBN 9780367353964
Published April 30, 2021 by Routledge
268 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

Preface  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  Bibliography  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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