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Main Title African Ecology Benchmarks and Historical Perspectives / [electronic resource] :
Author Spinage, Clive Alfred.
Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg,
Year Published 2012
Call Number GB3-5030
ISBN 9783642228728
Subjects Geography ; Meteorology ; Physical geography ; Ecology ; Climatic changes ; Nature Conservation
Internet Access
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Collation XLI, 1562 p. 332 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Introduction -- The Abiotic Environment -- The Floral Environment -- Abundance of Populations -- Animal Parasites and Diseases -- Conclusion -- Appendices. In view of the rapidly changing ecology of Africa ,this work provides benchmarks for some of the major, and more neglected, aspects, with an accent on historical data to enable habitats to be seen in relation to their previous state, forming a background reference work to understanding how the ecology of Africa has been shaped by its past. Reviewing historical data wherever possible it adopts an holistic view treating man as well as animals, with accent on diseases both human and animal which have been a potent force in shaping Africa's ecology, a role neglected in ecological studies.