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Vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula : Geobotany - Shahina A. Ghazanfar

Vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula

Geobotany

By: Shahina A. Ghazanfar (Editor), Martin Fisher (Editor)

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Published: August 1998
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Vegetation of the Arabian Peninsula is the first comprehensive book on all aspects of the vegetation, phytogeography and conservation of the vast and varied region of the Arabian Peninsula. Written and edited by experts on the botany and environment of the Peninsula, this book synthesises the information available on all aspects of the flora and vegetation (including lower plants), from the mountains, sand seas, coasts, water bodies and desert plains to the plants of economic importance. The book contains chapters on the vegetation, ecology and phytogeography of the mountains, wadis, sand deserts, gravel plains, coasts and sabkhas. Chapters on climate and geology provide the background information for understanding the dynamics of the vegetation. A chapter on the diversity of plants gives details of the region's species richness and endemism, current threats to plant diversity and the measures taken in the form of protected areas and legislation in each country of the Peninsula. This book will be an invaluable reference for students, scholars and professionals interested in Southwest Asian botany.

Contributors
Preface
Introductionp. 1
Climatep. 5
Geology and Geomorphologyp. 39
Biogeography and Introduction to Vegetationp. 63
Bryophytes and Lichensp. 99
Montane and Wadi Vegetationp. 125
Vegetation of the Plainsp. 175
Vegetation of the Sandsp. 191
Coastal and Sabkha Vegetationp. 209
Water Vegetationp. 229
Plants of Economic Importancep. 241
Diversity and Conservationp. 265
Referencesp. 303
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780792350156
ISBN-10: 0792350154
Series: Geobotany
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 363
Published: August 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 2.07