Savanna

Author: Peter A. Furley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198717229

Category: History

Page: 176

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Savannas form one of the largest and most important of the world's ecological zones. Covering one fifth of the Earth's land surface, they are home to some of the world's most iconic animals and form an extremely important global resource for plants and wildlife. However, increasing recognition of their land potential means that they are extremely vulnerable to accelerating pressures on usable land. This Very Short Introduction considers savannas as landscapes. Discussing their origin, topography, and global distribution, Peter A. Furley explores the dynamic nature of savannas and illustrates how they have shaped human evolution and movements. He goes on to discuss the unrelenting pressures that confront conservation and management and considers the future for savannas. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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English Pronouncing Dictionary

Author: Daniel Jones,Peter Roach,James Hartman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521680868

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 599

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Uses the International Phonetic Alphabet to provide phonetic transcriptions for over 220,000 pronunications of words in American and British English.
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