Hot Deserts and Arid Shrublands, Part 1
Michael Evenari, Imanuel Noy-Meir, David W. Goodall
Elsevier, 1985 - Science - 365 pages
This two-volume work presents an authoritative world-wide view of our knowledge about, and understanding of, hot-desert ecosystems. This includes some semi-arid and arid areas, as well as deserts in the strict sense. The hot deserts are distinguished from the temperate deserts (which form the subject of another volume in the series) by the virtual absence of snowfall, even though frosts may occur.
For each major hot-desert region, expert authors have summarized existing knowledge according to a general outline. This includes descriptions of the ecosystem components (climate, soil, flora and fauna), and discussion of interaction between components and overall ecosystem functioning. The information from the regional chapters has then been integrated into a world-wide view in the ``synthesis'' chapters. Because of its length, the volume is published in two parts. The first volume includes the general synthesis chapters, and regional descriptions of the hot deserts of America and Australia, while the second volume covers the hot deserts of Asia and Africa.
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Estuaries and Enclosed Seas February 1983 93
omorphology 11 Chapter 5 THE MOJAVE SONORAN
IMANUEL NOYMEIR Utah State University
Israel HEINRICH WALTER
Hebrew University Rijksuniversiteit Utrecht
Climatic zones and vegetation formations
For short contents of Volume 12B see p X Comparison between Monte and Sonora vegetation
Vertebrates of the northern Monte 223 Chapter 8 THE HOT DESERTS OF AUSTRALIA
THE PERUVIANCHILEAN ecosystems
Orography and climate 239 SYSTEMATIC LIST OF GENERA
The vegetation of the coastal region Costa 242
BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE DESERT Soils
Integrative view 64
The impact of man 265