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The Biology of Deserts$

David Ward

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199211470

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211470.001.0001

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The Biology of Deserts
Oxford University Press


This attractive series of concise, affordable texts provides an integrated overview of the design, physiology, and ecology of the biota in a given habitat, set in the context of the physical environment. Each book describes practical aspects of working within the habitat, detailing the sorts of studies which are possible. Management and conservation issues are also included. The series is intended for naturalists, students studying biological or environmental science, those beginning independent research, and professional biologists embarking on research in a new habitat.

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  • Colin Little and J. A. Kitching
  • The Biology of Polar Habitats
  • G. E. Fogg
  • The Biology of Lakes and Ponds
  • Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson
  • The Biology of Streams and Rivers
  • Paul S. Giller and Björn Malmqvist
  • The Biology of Mangroves
  • Peter J. Hogarth
  • The Biology of Soft Shores and Estuaries
  • Colin Little
  • The Biology of the Deep Ocean
  • Peter Herring
  • The Biology of Lakes and Ponds, second edition
  • Christer Brönmark and Lars-Anders Hansson
  • The Biology of Soil
  • Richard D. Bardgett
  • The Biology of Freshwater Wetlands
  • Arnold G. van der Valk
  • The Biology of Peatlands
  • Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum
  • The Biology of Mangroves and Seagrasses, 2nd Edition
  • Peter J. Hogarth
  • The Biology of African Savannahs
  • Bryan Shorrocks
  • The Biology of Polar Regions, 2nd Edition
  • David N. Thomas et al
  • The Biology of Deserts
  • David Ward
  • The Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats
  • David C. Culver and Tanja Pipan
  • The Biology of Alpine Habitats
  • Laszlo Nagy and Georg Grabherr