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Pages: 348
Authors: Yitzchak Gutterman
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

Annual desert plant species of unrelated taxa in the Negev Desert of Israel have developed complementary sets of adaptations and survival strategies as ecological equivalents with physiological, morphological and anatomical resemblances, in the various stages of their life cycles. After 40 years of research in hot deserts Yitzchak Gutterman provides
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Language: en
Pages: 339
Authors: David Ward
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Language: en
Pages: 472
Authors: Gregorio Nicolas
Categories: Nature
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From arid deserts to icy poles, outer space to the depths of the sea, this exciting new work studies the remarkable life forms that have made these inhospitable environments their home. Covering not only micro-organisms, but also higher plants and animals such as worms, fish and polar plants, this book