Evolution of the flora and fauna of arid Australia



Publisher: Peacock Publications in association with Australian Systematic Botany Society and ANZAAS, South Australian Division in Frewville, S. Aust

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by W.R. Barker, P.J.M. Greenslade.
ContributionsBarker, W. R., Greenslade, P. J. M.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQH197 .E96 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 392 p. :
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2884161M
ISBN 100909209626
LC Control Number84107879

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Evolution of the flora and fauna of arid Australia. Frewville, S. Aust.: Peacock Publications in association with Australian Systematic Botany Society and ANZAAS, South Australian Division, (OCoLC) Material Type: Conference publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: W R Barker; P J M Greenslade.

Online version Evolution of the flora and fauna of arid Australia. Frewville, S. Aust.: Peacock Publications in association with Australian Systematic Botany Society and ANZAAS, South Australian Division, Australia is a dry continent with well over 70% of its land area generally classed as arid or semi-arid, and for years it has been known to possess a distinctive flora and fauna, as documented in the recently published Ecological Biogeography of Australia.

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