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The Resource Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts, Patrick L. Osborne

Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts, Patrick L. Osborne

Label
Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts
Title
Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts
Statement of responsibility
Patrick L. Osborne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Tropical habitats cover over one third of the Earth's terrestrial surface and harbor much of its biodiversity, with many areas rich in endemic species. However, these ecosystems are under significant and growing threat from issues such as deforestation, land degradation and ocean acidification. This introductory textbook provides a comprehensive guide to the major tropical biomes. It is unique in its balanced coverage of both aquatic and terrestrial systems and in its international scope. Each chapter is built around a particular tropical ecosystem, with descriptive case studies providing a framework around which ecological concepts and applied ecological topics are presented. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent advances in the field and includes a greater focus on the impact of global climate change. The text is supported throughout by boxes containing supplementary material and is illustrated with over 200 clear, simple line diagrams, maps and photographs"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osborne, Patrick L
Dewey number
577.0913
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH84.5
LC item number
.O82 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ecology
  • NATURE / Ecology
Label
Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts, Patrick L. Osborne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
726695773
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 522 pages
Isbn
9780521177344
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011015548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)726695773
Label
Tropical ecosystems and ecological concepts, Patrick L. Osborne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
726695773
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xiv, 522 pages
Isbn
9780521177344
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011015548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)726695773

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