The Ecozones of the World

The Ecological Divisions of the Geosphere

  • Jürgen Schultz

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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

Authors and affiliations

  • Jürgen Schultz
    • 1
  1. 1.Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Geographisches InstitutRheinisch-Westfälische TechnischeAachenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03163-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03161-2
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