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The Tropical Rain Forest: An Ecological Study (Paperback)
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The Tropical Rain Forest: An Ecological Study (Paperback)

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Paperback 600 Pages / Published: 08/08/1996
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The first edition of The Tropical Rain Forest is firmly established as one of the classics of botanical literature. In this new and completely revised edition, Professor Richards provides a personal view of the field, based on over sixty years involvement in rain forest ecology. Climatic changes and human pressures have a major impact on the rain forests and it is now possible to see the possibility of their complete destruction. This book represents an important record of the rain forest in the twentieth century.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521421942
Number of pages: 600
Weight: 1330 g
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 31 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... this remarkable book is a unique source of detailed empirical knowledge on the ecology and especially the natural history of the plants and their forests in the wet tropics. In these respects the second edition is much more comprehensive than its predecessor and other, previous publications. The text is lucid, rigorous and readable.' P. S. Ashton, Trends in Ecology and Evolution
'... a gratefully received gift.' Ulrich Luttge, Journal of Plant Physiology
'I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this new book to anyone who wants to understand rainforest biology; it is an excellent review of its field. And in the impoverished present and future world, it will, as the publisher claims, 'stand as a record of what the rainforest was like in the twentieth century': a sad, but all too accurate, recommendation for this masterly work.' Alan Tye, Malimbus
'... a book to be read pleasurably by those who have any interest at all in the living environment of the humid tropics via their profession, recreation or conscience.' Jiro Kikkawa and Len Webb, Pacific Conservation Biology
'This new and completely rewritten version of the classic book ... provides a wide-ranging view of the tropical rainforest.' Quarterly Journal of Forestry
'A worthy testament to a gifted botanist.' M. R. D. Seaward, The Naturalist
'CUP are to be congratulated on the book ... all those with a love of trees should consider getting it.' Arboricultural Journal
'... a book to be read pleasurably by those who have any interest at all in the living environment of the humid tropics via their profession, recreation or conscience.' Pacific Conservation Biology Journal
'Overall, this is a formidable reference work providing a substantial summary of vegetational research up to about 1990.' John Barkham, Geography
"This new book will stand as a record of what the rain forest was like in the 20th century and will be valuable to graduate students in botany, tropical biology, ecology, and conservation biology." Weed Technology
"This new book will stand as a record of what the rain forest was like in the 20th century and will be valuable to graduate students in botany, tropical biology, ecology, and conservation biology." Weed Technology
"The long-awaited, much expanded second edition of this landmark work--superb!" Taxon
"This book is widely considered a classic in tropical biology...I highly recommend this book to all ecologists, botanists, and plant geographers. This volume is certain to become a new classic and a well used reference for biologists who are conducting their own tropical forest research." Ecoscience

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