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Ecology of Highlands

  • Authors
  • M. S. Mani
  • L. E. Giddings
Book

Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. M. S. Mani
    Pages 1-9
  3. L. E. Giddings
    Pages 11-34
  4. L. E. Giddings
    Pages 35-48
  5. L. E. Giddings
    Pages 49-62
  6. L. E. Giddings
    Pages 71-79
  7. L. E. Giddings
    Pages 81-91
  8. L. E. Giddings
    Pages 93-99
  9. L. E. Giddings
    Pages 101-125
  10. M. S. Mani
    Pages 127-139
  11. M. S. Mani
    Pages 141-159
  12. L. E. Giddings, M. S. Mani
    Pages 225-236
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 237-249

About this book

Introduction

High altitude research is comparatively a recent development. With the notable exceptions of entomology, botany and perhaps some aspects of human acclimatization, our knowledge of high altitude environment is extremely scanty. There is at present no comprehensive handbook on the general ecology of highlands. This book aims at providing such a text for the use of the general scientist, engineer, biologist and university students. It summarizes and critically reviews current developments and focusses atten­ tion on urgent problems of highland ecology needing future studies. This book has grown out of our explorations and experiences in the highlands of Asia and South America. The results of explorations of the high altitude plants and insects on the Himalaya, Alai-Pamirs, Central Tien Shan and Caucasus by one of us (MSM), discussed in earlier publications, are reviewed here in the light of recent advances. Many years' experience of teaching and research in the University of Sucre (3400 m) and studies at Potosi (4000 m), La Paz and Chacaltaya (5000 m) in Bolivia by the second author (LEG) cover problems in physical chemistry, meteorology, engineer­ ing and other physical aspects of highland environments.

Keywords

biology ecology ecosystem environment insects invertebrates temperature vegetation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9174-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9176-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9174-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0077-0639
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