Biogeography and Quaternary History in Tropical America

Biogeography and Quaternary History in Tropical America

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The once accepted theory that the Amazonian forests have remained stable for millions of years can no longer be held in the light of contemporary information. This is a critical appraisal of the available evidence on the history of Amazonia during the last 1.8 million years, reviewing thegeology, geomorphology, palaeoclimatology, pedology, botany, and zoology. There is special emphasis on neotropical birds, butterflies, and plants. Much new material is introduced, along with background information and alternative hypotheses from other sources. The significance of the biogeographicalstudies for human activities is also discussed.Columbia University Press, New York. ... Los cambios climaticos del Pleistoceno y sus efectos sobre la vegetacion tropical calida y humeda de Mexico. ... University of Wisconsin Press ... Los principios de la civilization en la sierra peruana. ... A pollen diagram from the Quaternary of the Sabana de Bogota ( Colombia) and its significance for the geology of the northern Andes. ... Upper Quaternary vegetational and climatic sequence of the Fuquene area (Eastern Cordillera, Colombia).

Title:Biogeography and Quaternary History in Tropical America
Author: Timothy Charles Whitmore, Ghillean T. Prance
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 1987

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