Tundra

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Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Tundra ecology - 261 pages
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The tundra, a land of ice and snow that is known through television documentaries and adventure novels, remains a mystery to the vast majority of people. The tundra regions of the world have the lowest density of human populations, with the possible excep
 

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Contents

Climate of the Tundra
1
Geology of the Tundra
28
Types of Tundra
64
The Tundra Ecosystem
86
Biology of the Tundra
104
Biodiversity of the Tundra
136
Geological and Biological History of the Tundra
176
People in the Tundra
196
The Value of the Tundra
211
The Future of the Tundra
222
General Conclusions
234
Glossary
237
Further Reading
247
Web Sites
249
Index
251
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