World Savannas
Ecology & Human Use

By J. Mistry
Feb 2000
Pearson Education / Longman
ISBN: 0582356598
352 pages, Illustrated, 4 " x 8 "
$72.50 Paper original


An interdisciplinary text on the world's savannas, covering the geography, ecology, economics and politics of savanna regions. Savannas are a distinct vegetation type, covering a third of the world's land surface area and supporting a fifth of the world's population.

There has been a wide range of literature on the subject, but the majority of work has focused on the ecology or development of savanna areas, ignoring the wider interdisciplinary issues affecting contemporary savannas. World Savannas aims to buck this trend, providing students with an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the global importance of savannas.

Contents
1. Defining Savannas
2. Cerrado of Brazil
3. Llanos and Savannas of the Caribbean
4. Savannas of Texas and Louisiana
5. Savannas of East Africa
6. Savannas of West Africa
7. Savannas of Southern Africa
8. Savannas of Asia
9. Savannas of Australia
10. Savanna Management
11. Future Trends

Features
• Defines savanna distribution, vegetation type, climate, human population and land use
• Describes the unique biophysical and socio-political conditions that have given rise to the savannas of America, Africa, Asia and Australia, their current status and future trends
• Emphasis is on accessibility, applicability and global coverage


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