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By D. M. J. S. Bowman

Why do Australian rainforests happen as islands in the substantial tracts of Eucalyptus? Why is fireplace a severe ecological consider each Australian panorama? What have been the implications of the ice-age colonists use of fireplace? during this unique and difficult e-book, David Bowman seriously examines hypotheses which were complex to reply to those questions. He demonstrates that fireplace is the main severe think about controlling the distribution of rainforest all through Australia. additionally, whereas Aboriginal humans used fireplace to skilfully deal with and shield habitats, he concludes that they didn't considerably impact the evolution of Australia's special natural world. This e-book is a accomplished assessment of the various literature that makes an attempt to resolve the puzzle of the archipelago of rainforest habitats in Australia. it truly is crucial interpreting for all ecologists, foresters, conservation biologists, and others attracted to the biogeography and ecology of Australian rainforests.

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