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Main Title Vegetation of the tropical Pacific islands /
Author Mueller-Dombois, Dieter,
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Fosberg, F. Raymond
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 1998
OCLC Number 37254337
ISBN 038798285X; 9780387982854; 0387983139; 9780387983134
Subjects Plant ecology--Oceania ; Plant communities--Oceania ; Phytogeography--Oceania ; Plantengeografie ; Pflanzengeografie ; Pflanzengesellschaft ; Pflanzenèokologie ; Vegetation ; Ozeanien ; Pflanzengeografie--(DE-588)4045561-0 ; Pflanzengesellschaft--(DE-588)4045563-4 ; Pflanzenèokologie--(DE-588)4045575-0 ; Vegetation--(DE-588)4187458-4 ; Ozeanien--(DE-588)4044257-3 ; Pflanzengeographie
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ERAM  QK471.M84 1998 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 12/04/1998
Collation xxvii, 733 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
Second series title from pref. Includes bibliographical references (pages 642-675) and indexes.
Contents Notes
The islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean encompass a vast range of climate, geography, and geology. The flora of these islands is similarly diverse, and the study of their vegetation and landscapes is a challenge because of the great distances separating them. Dieter Mueller-Dombois and the late F. Raymond Fosberg are recognized as the leading authorities on the plant diversity and ecology of Pacific islands. This book is a synthesis of the vegetation and landscapes of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It is organized by island group and includes information on geography, geology, and climate, as well as soil and vegetation types, land use, floristic patterns, phytogeographic relationships, and human influences on vegetation. The book features over 400 color photographs, plus dozens of maps and climate diagrams. The authors' efforts in assembling the existing information into an integrated, comprehensive book will be welcomed by biogeographers, plant ecologists, conservation biologists, and all scientists with an interest in island biology.