Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa

By: Lovett, John C. & Wasser, Samuel K.

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A few illustrations and charts, small quarto, pp x, 341, a signature on the front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, green cloth in excellent condition, the dustwrapper is very slightly age-toned and just slightly creased along the top edge. [Eastern African rain forests are remarkable in their high level of endemism. Miocene uplift of the central African plateau separated these montane and coastal forests from the main Guineo-Congolian forest of west and central Africa. Since then, stable Indian Ocean temperatures maintained a region of high rainfall throughout Pleistocene droughts that devastated forest elsewhere on the continent. Relics of the former Pan-African rain forest survived here, the study of which provides a unique insight into tropical evolutionary processes. This book brings together research on the animals, plants and geography of this intriguing residual forest, and highlights the need for effective management practices to conserve its exceptional biodiversity in the face of increasing pressure for land for cultivation.]

Title: Biogeography and Ecology of the Rain Forests of Eastern Africa

Author Name: Lovett, John C. & Wasser, Samuel K.

Categories: Ecology, Floras, Trees and Shrubs,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1993

ISBN Number: 0521430836

ISBN Number 13: 9780521430838

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Slightly Worn

Seller ID: 014468