Plant and Vegetation

Climate - Vegetation:

Afro-Asian Mediterranean and Red Sea Coastal Lands

Authors: Zahran, M.A.

Editors: Gilbert, Francis (Ed.)

  • Presents an important overview of the coastal desert vegetation of a wide area
  • Useful for sustainable development of a very difficult environment
  • Includes applications for nature conservancies, vegetation mapping, planning of vegetation management, monitoring
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About this book

Deserts are unique ecosystems with their own biotic and abiotic components, and are often rich in renewable natural resources, the appropriate management of which can contribute significantly to the sustainable management of desert regions for the welfare of the people.

Yet while there are many books on the flora of the countries fringing the important desert countries of the Mediterranean and Red Seas, there or few books reporting on their ecophysiology and vegetation ecology. This book presents the vegetation types of the African and Asian countries of the Mediterranean and Red Sea coastal regions, and discusses the ecological threats and economic applications of these critical resources. In particular, it examines the relationships between climate and vegetation, and discusses these within the context of desertification, agro-industrial applications, ecotourism and sustainable development.

The book will provide a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students involved in plant ecology, biogeography, economic botany and environmental management in the Afro-Asian Mediterranean and Red Sea coastal regions, as well as other desert regions around the world.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Afro-Asian Mediterranean Coastal Lands

    Zahran, M.A.

    Pages 1-103

  • Afro-Asian Red Sea Coastal Lands

    Zahran, M. A.

    Pages 105-217

  • Climate–Vegetation Relationships: Perspectives

    Zahran, M.A.

    Pages 219-248

  • Climate–Vegetation and Human Welfare in the Coastal Deserts

    Zahran, M. A.

    Pages 249-295

Buy this book

eBook $249.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8595-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $319.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-8594-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $319.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3181-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate - Vegetation:
Book Subtitle
Afro-Asian Mediterranean and Red Sea Coastal Lands
Authors
Editors
  • Francis Gilbert
Series Title
Plant and Vegetation
Series Volume
4
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8595-5
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8595-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8594-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3181-3
Series ISSN
1875-1318
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 321
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