About this book
Recent studies have greatly contributed to a better understanding of the ecosystem Earth. This abundantly illustrated book provides a fundamental introduction to the ecological zones of the geosphere. Nine terrestrial ecozones have been distinguished and described in individual chapters with respect to: distribution, climate, relief/hydrology, soil vegetation/animal life, and land use. The first chapter provides the reader with a general introduction to each subject area.
ecosystem ecozone ecozones polar and subpolar ecozones soils temperate ecozones tropical and subtropical ecozones vegetation vegetation of the world