Terrestrial Environments

1st Edition

J.L. Cloudsley-Thompson

Routledge
October 31, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages
ISBN 9780367353612 - CAT# K441657
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Ecology

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Summary

Originally published in 1975 Terrestrial Environments covers the zoogeography and ecology of the main terrestrial environments of the world, including fresh water habitats with emphasis on their fauna. The book also explores climate and vegetation in so far as they affect animal life. Finally, the selective influence of the environment on its fauna is discussed and, conversely, the influence of regulation, a synthesis of these interrelations. Morphological adaptations of the animals inhabiting various types of terrestrial environments are considered in relation to locomotion, feeding, and escape from enemies. Physiological adaptations are also mentioned briefly, and the adaptative importunate of diurnal and seasonal rhythms is stressed.

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