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Humid Tropical Environments. Edition No. 1. Natural Environment

  • ID: 5227469
  • Book
  • September 1995
  • 448 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The humid tropics contain some of the world's richest, most diverse, most important and most threatened environments. This book draws on recent work by geographers, biologists, ecologists, geologists and climatologists to present a complete and integrated appraisal of the natural environment of all the humid tropical regions of the world.
  • The most complete textbook on this key subject.
  • Fully illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams.
  • Informative case studies and examples.
  • Considers the physical environment as a whole and stresses the link between the elements.
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Preface.

List of Tables.

List of Plates.

List of Figures.

1. Introduction.

2. Atmospheric Circulation Systems and Weather Disturbances.

3. Climatic Characteristics.

4. Humid Tropical Soils.

5. Humid Tropical Vegetation.

6. Landscape.

7. Hydrology.

8. Environmental Resources and Hazards in the Humid Tropics.

9. Environmental Issues Facing the Humid Tropics.

References.

Appendices.

Index.

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Alison Reading Anglia Polytechnic University.

Andrew C. Millington University of Leicester.

Russell D. Thompson Senior Lecturer in Land Management, Reading University.
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