1st Edition

Terrestrial Environments

By J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson Copyright 1975
    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    264 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson