Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical Comparison

  • Publish Date: 2005-02-14
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Richard B. Primack;Richard T. Corlett
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The popular view of the tropical rainforest as a monolithic tangle of
rain-soaked trees, vines, birds, monkeys and big cats is a widespread
myth. Tropical Rain Forests: An Ecological and Biogeographical
explodes that myth by showing that rain forests in
different tropical regions are unique despite superficial similarities.

Written by two leading figures in the field, this essential new

  • Emphasizes the distinctive characteristics of rain forests in
    tropical Asia, tropical America, Africa,Madagascar,New Guinea,
    and Australia
  • Begins with an introduction to the climate, biogeographic history,
    and environment of tropical rain forests
  • Presents an extended cross-continental treatment of major
    animal and plant groups
  • Outlines a research program involving cross-continental
  • Considers the impact of people on tropical forests and
    discusses conservation strategies based upon the characteristics
    of particular regions rather than a one-size-fits-all approach
  • Includes natural history examples, figures, and a stunning
    collection of color photographs