Originally published in 1975 Terrestrial Environments covers the zoogeography and ecology of the main terrestrial environments of the world, including fresh water habitats with emphasis on their fauna. The book also explores climate and vegetation in so far as they affect animal life. Finally, the selective influence of the environment on its fauna is discussed and, conversely, the influence of regulation, a synthesis of these interrelations. Morphological adaptations of the animals inhabiting various types of terrestrial environments are considered in relation to locomotion, feeding, and escape from enemies. Physiological adaptations are also mentioned briefly, and the adaptative importunate of diurnal and seasonal rhythms is stressed.

chapter 1|13 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

Environmental Factors

chapter 3|25 pages

Tropical Forest

chapter 4|15 pages


chapter 5|37 pages


chapter 6|9 pages


chapter 7|12 pages

Temperate Forest

chapter 8|7 pages


chapter 9|15 pages

Tundra and Snowlands

chapter 10|12 pages


chapter 11|9 pages


chapter 12|16 pages

Fresh Waters

chapter 13|20 pages

The Selective Influence of the Habitat

chapter 15|4 pages

Ecological Regulation