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An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests By T. C. Whitmore (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)

An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests
by T. C. Whitmore (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)

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Serving as an introduction to tropical rain forests, this edition links rain forest biology and ecology with silviculture. It includes sections on human impact and provides a global assessment of deforestation. It is aimed at those who seek to know about the nature and importance of the world's tropical rain forests.
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An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests by T. C. Whitmore (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)

This new edition of Whitmore's classic introduction to tropical rain forests has been comprehensively revised and updated, reflecting the changes which have taken place since it was first published in 1990. The sections on human impact have been extended to include a new global assessment of deforestation as well as details of new research on biodiversity and conservation. Discussion of the future of the rain forests and priorities for action is incorporated. The book remains unique in linking rain forest biology and ecology with silviculture, and with concerns over sustainable resource utilization and the future of the tropical rain forests. It includes sections on the diverse animal and plant life forms which are found in the rain forest, and the interconnections between them. Nutrient cycles and forest dynamics are fully explained, with new data on ecophysiology and forest microclimates. The geologic and climatic history of rain forests, and the wide-spread canopy disturbances now understood to have occurred in the past, are explored. Accessibly written, and illustrated throughout with line-drawings and photographs, this is a must for biology and geography students, and anyone else who seeks to know more about the nature and importance of the world's tropical rain forests.

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A greater awareness has led to bolder initiatives emerging to promote sustainable management of these forests, such as the rapidly approaching Year 2000 Objective set by the ITTO. The most significant changes in this edition address these issues with an extra chapter added, focusing on management for sustainability. ... In the end this excellant book is positive that a sustainable balance might be struck before the forests disappear. Tim Baker/East African Wilde Life Society/Afr. Jr. Ecol.,38, 93-94

About T. C. Whitmore (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)


Timothy Charles Whitmore, Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge, England CB2 3EN.

Table of Contents


Ch 1 - An introduction to tropical rain forests ; Ch 2 - What are tropical rain forests? ; Ch 3 - Plant life ; Ch 4 - Rain forest animals ; Ch 5 - Interconnections between plants and animals - the web of life ; Ch 6 - Tropical rain forests through time ; Ch 7 - Forest dynamics ; Ch 8 - Nutrients and their cycles ; Ch 9 - Species richness ; Ch 10 - Tropical rain forests yesterday and today ; Ch 11 - Tropical rain forests today at the cusp of the new millennium ; Epilogue ; Notes ; References ; Glossary ; Indexes

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GOR001417868
An Introduction to Tropical Rain Forests by T. C. Whitmore (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)
T. C. Whitmore (Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1998-03-26
296
0198501471
9780198501473
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