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Published: 23 June 2016

400 Pages


ISBN: 9780198732754

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The Biology of Deserts

Second Edition

David Ward

Biology of Habitats Series

  • The first concise and affordable overview of desert ecology, providing a complete coverage of the field, now thoroughly revised and updated with the latest research
  • Discusses a range of ecological issues including morphological and physiological adaptations of desert plants and animals, species interactions, the importance of predation and parasitism, food webs, biodiversity and conservation
  • Examines human impacts and the sensitivity of deserts to perturbation