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The Living Tundra : Studies in Polar Research - Y.I. Chernov

The Living Tundra

Studies in Polar Research

By: Y.I. Chernov, D. Love (Translator)

Paperback Published: 18th July 1988
ISBN: 9780521357548
Number Of Pages: 228

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This wide-ranging account of the life of the tundra provides a fascinating insight into the ways in which animals, plants and climate interact in an inhospitable environment. Although the tundra is not rich in species compared with habitats in the tropics or even in temperate regions, it is an area of great interest to ecologists, botanists and zoologists alike, as an excellent example of nature contending with extreme environmental stress. As a biogeographer and ecologist the author has used his firsthand experience of the Eurasian Sub-Arctic to present an overview of life on the tundra of the Soviet Northlands that has become a classic of ecological literature. The tradition of interdisciplinary studies is very strong among Soviet tundra scientists. This important book is a valuable guide to the life of the tundra and will interest all those interested in the conservation of its flora and fauna.

What is the tundra?
Temperature and humidity in the tundra
The diversity of tundra landscapes
Snow and its role in the life of the tundra
Adaptation of living organisms to conditions in the tundra zone
Distribution of animals and plants
Interrelationships between organisms
Man and the tundra
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ISBN: 9780521357548
ISBN-10: 0521357543
Series: Studies in Polar Research
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 18th July 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.32
Weight (kg): 0.34