Book ID: 54230
The Plant Geography of Korea with an Emphasis on the Alpine Zones. 1993. (Geobotany,19). figs. tabs. X, 229 p. 4to. Hard cover.
Special offer. Publisher's price is approx. 260.00 EUR -This is the first detailed analysis of the complex and rich vegetationof the mountainous Korean peninsula, which ranges from arctic-alpineto subtropical in character, and in which more than 4500 vascular plantspecies have been recorded, including many endemics. It covers boththe north and south of the peninsula and, using both past and presentrecords, identifies eight major biogeographic regions. It pays dueattention to vegetation history, tracing this back to Miocene times andnoting the effects of Pleistocene climatic fluctuations. More recently,detailed climatic variations from 50 B.C. are recorded, along with man'sinfluence on vegetation patterns. Special mention is made of the presentarctic-alpine communities, their structural and floristiccharacteristics, their origins, and their vulnerability to currentglobal warming. Throughout the relationships between Korean vegetationcommunities and those present in adjacnt East Asia are emphasized alongwith those key features which make Korean communities distinctly unique.