Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America

Serpentine Geoecology of Western North America : Geology, Soils, and Vegetation

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I. Geology and Hydrology. 2. Nature of Ultramafics. 3. Mineralogy and Petrology of Serpentine. 4. Water in Serpentine Geoecosystems. References. II. Soils and Life in Them. 5. Soils and Soil Development. 6. Serpentine Soils and their Distributions. 7. Living Organisms: Particularly Animals, Fungi, and Microorganisms. 8. Serpentine Soils as Media for Plant Growth. References. III. Plant Life on Serpentine. 9. Plant Responses to Serpentine Soils. 10. Serpentine Vegetation and Floristics. 11. Serpentine Plant Life of Western North America. 12. Serpentine Vegetation Alliances in Western North America. References. IV. Serpentine Domains of Western North America. 13. Baja California. 14. Sierra Motherlode. 15. Southern California Coast Ranges. 16. Northern California Coast Ranges. 17. Klamath Mountains. 18. Blue Mountains, Oregon. 19. Northern Cascade-Fraser River. 20. Gulf of Alaska. 21. Denali-Yukon. 22. References. V. Social Issues and Epilogue. 23. Serpentine Land Use and Health Concerns. 24. Synthesis and Future Directions. References. Glossary. Appendix. A. Nature of Minerals in Serpentine Rocks and Soils. B. Characteristics of Chemical Elements-Ionic Properties and Toxicities. C. Soil Classification. D. Kingdoms of Life. E. Water Balance by the Thornthwaite Method. F. Protected Natural Areas. G. Endemic Plants in California
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  • Electronic book text | 521 pages
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New ed.
  • 0195343689
  • 9780195343687