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Author Spinage, C. A. (Clive A.)

Title African ecology : benchmarks and historical perspectives / Clive Alfred Spinage
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2012

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Description 1 online resource (xli, 1562 pages) : maps
Series Springer geography
Springer geography.
Contents Introduction -- The Abiotic Environment -- The Floral Environment -- Abundance of Populations -- Animal Parasites and Diseases -- Conclusion -- Appendices
Summary In view of the rapidly changing ecology of Africa, this work provides benchmarks for some of the major, and more neglected, aspects, with an accent on historical data to enable habitats to be seen in relation to their previous state, forming a background reference work to understanding how the ecology of Africa has been shaped by its past. Reviewing historical data wherever possible it adopts an holistic view treating man as well as animals, with accent on diseases both human and animal which have been a potent force in shaping Africa's ecology, a role neglected in ecological studies
Analysis meteorologie
meteorology
klimatologie
climatology
fysische geografie
physical geography
klimaatverandering
climatic change
natuurbescherming
nature conservation
geografie
geography
ecologie
ecology
Geography (General)
Geografie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ecology -- Africa
Environmental sciences -- Africa
Ecology -- history
Ecosystem
Climate Change
Communicable Diseases
NATURE -- Ecology.
NATURE -- Ecosystems & Habitats -- Wilderness.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Ecology.
Ecology.
Environmental sciences.
Africa
Africa.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783642228728
3642228720