Steppes: The Plants & Ecology of the Worlds Semi-Arid Regions Book of Environs

Steppes: The Plants & Ecology of the Worlds Semi-Arid Regions Book of Environs

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A comprehensive overview of the world's 4 semi arid environmental regions. A beautifully illustrated book from the Denver Botanic Gardens

Steppes: The Plants & Ecology of the Worlds Semi-Arid Regions Book of Environs

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A comprehensive overview of the world's 4 semi arid environmental regions. A beautifully illustrated book from the Denver Botanic Gardens

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Steppes:

The Plants & Ecology of the Worlds Semi-Arid Regions

Book of Environments of the World

Published by Timber Press

Presented by Denver Botanic Gardens

Steppes are semi-arid biomes dominated by forbs, grasses, and grass-like species, and characterized by extremes of cold and heat.  They occupy enormous areas on four continents. Yet these ecosystems are among the least studied on our planet. Given that the birth and evolution of human beings have been so intimately interwoven with steppe regions, it is amazing that so few attempts have been made to compare and quantify the features of these regions. n this ground-breaking volume, five leading voices in horticulture -all staff members of Denver Botanic Gardens- examine the plants, climate, geology, and geography of the world'steppes: central Asia, central and inter-mountain North America, Patagonia, and South Africa. Drawing upon their first-hand experience, the writers illuminate the distinctive features of each region, with a particular emphasis on the striking similarities between their floras. Each chapter includes a primer of species of horticultural interest. This book provides a rich resource for readers with an interest in steppe plants. 

A comprehensive overview of the world's 4 semi arid environmental regions. A beautifully illustrated book from the Denver Botanic Gardens

  • Hardcover,360 pages.
  • Size: 10.25 x 9 inches

 

 

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SKU

WPC689465

Weight

1.6 lb

Country of Origin

CN

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