Vegetation-Climate Interaction: How Plants Make the Global Environment by Jonathan AdamsVegetation-Climate Interaction: How Plants Make the Global Environment by Jonathan Adams

Vegetation-Climate Interaction: How Plants Make the Global Environment

byJonathan Adams

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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An accessible account of the ways in which the world's plant life affects the climate. It covers everything from tiny local microclimates created by plants to their effect on a global scale. If you've ever wondered how vegetation can create clouds, haze and rain, or how plants have an impact on the composition of greenhouse gases, then this book is required reading.

Jonathan Adams has a very diverse background in the environmental sciences, including biogeography, classical ecology, Quaternary geology and earth system science. He has published in international journals on all of these topics and collaborated with some of the best known scientists in these fields. He has also organized meetings and...
Title:Vegetation-Climate Interaction: How Plants Make the Global EnvironmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pagesPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642269052

ISBN - 13:9783642269059

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Table of Contents

1. The climate system 2. From climate to vegetation 3. Plants on the move 4. Microclimates and vegetation 5. The desert makes the desert: Climate feedbacks from the vegetation of arid zones 6. Forests 7. Plants and the carbon cycle 8. The direct carbon dioxide effect on plants

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Vegetation-Climate Interaction is a wonderfully simple yet elegant treatise on how vegetation patterns are closely linked to the global environment. . The book is liberally laced with useful figures and photos that contribute greatly to making the complex topics understandable. All in all, this volume is likely to become a staple for both the vegetation and climate change communities, and for meteorologically oriented scientists. It would be a perfect primer for qualifier exams in these fields. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels." (D. F. Karnosky, CHOICE, Vol. v4 (3), November, 2007)