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Publisher: Springer; 2010 edition (December 16, 2009)
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Deserts seem very attention-grabbing in the course of our brief visits. notwithstanding, the lives of vegetation and animals are very dif?cult less than the cruel weather conditions of excessive tempe- ture and scant water offer in deserts, occasionally linked to excessive concent- tions of salt. The editor of this ebook was once born and taken up within the nice Indian desolate tract, and has spent a lot of his lifestyles learning the expansion and metabolism of desolate tract vegetation. it's very fascinating on a funky summer time night to take a seat on the best of a sand dune listening simply to blowing air and not anything else. it's been my dream to arrange a quantity on desolate tract crops encompassing a number of elements of wilderness plant biology. during this e-book, i've got attempted to give practical and priceless points of the plants assets of deserts besides scienti?c enter geared toward figuring out and impr- ing the software of those crops. The scant plants of deserts helps animal existence and gives many helpful medicinal drugs, trees and gas wooden for people. accordingly, there are chapters dedicated to medicinal crops (Chap. 1), halophytes (Chaps. thirteen, 14), and fruit crops (Chaps. 17, 20). wilderness vegetation have a distinct reproductive biology (Chaps. 9–11), well-adapted eco-physiological and anatomical charact- istics (Chap. 7), and specialized metabolism and survival skills. those vegetation are dif?cult to propagate and pose many difficulties to researchers constructing biote- nological methods for his or her amelioration (Chaps. 18–20).