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Savannas : A Very Short Introduction - Peter A. Furley

Savannas

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 1st September 2016
ISBN: 9780198717225
Number Of Pages: 144

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Savannas form one of the largest and most important of the world's ecological zones. Covering one fifth of the Earth's land surface, they are home to some of the world's most iconic animals and form an extremely important global resource for plants and wildlife. However, increasing recognition of their land potential means that they are extremely vulnerable to accelerating pressures on usable land.

This Very Short Introduction considers savannas as landscapes. Discussing their origin, topography, and global distribution, Peter A. Furley explores the dynamic nature of savannas and illustrates how they have shaped human evolution and movements. He goes on to discuss the unrelenting pressures that confront conservation and management and considers the future for savannas.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Preface 1: Savanna landscapes 2: Shaping the savannas 3: Savanna vegetation 4: Wildlife and microbes 5: Savannas and human evolution 6: Changing patterns in the landscape 7: Savanna futures Further reading Index

ISBN: 9780198717225
ISBN-10: 0198717229
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 1st September 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.4 x 11.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.14

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