The Equatorial Rain Forest: A Geological History presents the equatorial vegetation as a dynamic entity with varied and highly significant history. It also discusses other types of equatorial regions. It addresses the vegetational history from a palaeoecological viewpoint. Some of the topics covered in the book are the vegetation of equatorial regions; the prelude to the quaternary; the quaternary vegetation of equatorial Latin America; the quaternary vegetation of equatorial Africa; the cretaceous period; and the quaternary vegetation of equatorial indo-malesia. The value of vegetational history is fully covered. The effect of man on vegetation is discussed in detail. The text describes in depth the methods of studying vegetational history. The Paleocene, Eocene, and Oligocene epochs are presented completely. A chapter is devoted to the palynological evidence and synthesis. Another section focuses on the xeroseres, hydroseres and related successions. The book can provide useful information to botanists, geologists, students, and researchers.Figure 7.5 Pollen diagram from Laguna de los Bobos, Colombia, South America ( altitude 3800 m). ... In an earlier phase (2870a1450 B.P.) maize cobs were present, but after that time cassava appears to have replaced maize as the chief crop.
|Title||:||The Equatorial Rain Forest|
|Author||:||John R. Flenley|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2013-10-22|