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Plant Life in the World's Mediterranean Climates California, Chile, South Africa, Australia, and the Mediterranean Basin

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ISBN-10: 0520208099

ISBN-13: 9780520208094

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter R. Dallman

List price: $38.95
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Description:

This book provides a wonderful overview of the landscapes, vegetation types, and plants of the five regions of the world that have a Mediterranean climate. This climate of mild, rainy winters and dry, warm summers is found in California, Central Chile, the Cape Region of South Africa, the southwestern part of Australia and the Mediterranean Basin. The regions are widely separated and the flora of each is distinctive, having for the most part developed independently. Nevertheless, the plants share remarkably similar characteristics which allow them to thrive in these unusual conditions. Peter Dallman's non-technical prose is complemented by numerous maps, tables, and figures, and the book is…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/17/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 255
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Introduction
The Mediterranean climate
Plant and climate origins
Plant adaptations
Plant communities
California
Central Chile
Western Cape
Western Australia and South Australia
Mediterranean basin
Planning a trip
Metric conversion tables
Acknowledgements
References