Steppes: the plants and ecology of the world's semi-arid regions.

Steppes: the plants and ecology of the world's semi-arid regions. Michael Bone.
Steppes: the plants and ecology of the world's semi-arid regions.

Portland OR: Timber Press, 2015. Quarto, dustwrapper, colour photographs, maps.

Steppes are giant grasslands, defined not only by their plants, but also by the geology and climate that created them. They comprise enormous areas on four continents and are where a huge number of staple crops and garden plants originated. Despite the importance of these regions, both horticulturally and in terms of human evolution and development, remarkably little has been written about them. This book surveys all of the world’s steppe regions, including areas in North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America, and highlights the plants in each, along with climatic and geological descriptions of each area. Packed with stunning photographs that illustrate the unique beauty of the steppe regions. This is the ideal book for botanists or sustainable gardeners interested in the fascinating ecology of the steppe regions of the world.

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