Campus Units

Botany

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2000

Journal or Book Title

The Quarterly Review of Biology

Volume

75

Issue

2

First Page

209

Abstract

This book consists of chapters that examine a wide range of topics concerning the ecology of the little known, arid karoo of South Arica: "a vast region of rugged landscapes and low treeless vegetation" (p xxi). The karoo has a very high level of species diver sity and endemism, particularly the flora that "probably exceeds 7000 species of which up to 50% are endemic" (p 44). This fact alone makes the karoo an extremely interesting ecological system suitable of book-length treatment, particularly if it is well done, as in this case.

Comments

This is a book review from The Quarterly Review of Biology 75 (2000): 209. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The University of Chicago Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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