Taxonomic Review on the Serica (s. str.)
MacLeay, 1819 Species of Asian Mainland
(Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Sericini)
Nova Supplementa Entomologica Volume 18 - 2005

By Dirk Ahrens
December 2005
Goecke & Evers
ISBN: 3937783172
163 pages, Illustrated, 6 ¾” x 9 ½”
$150.00 Paper Original

The Himalayan mountain range and the Tibetan Plateau form a climatic divide between southern and central Asia that constitutes a formative influence upon the Asian monsoons. Furthermore, Himalayan climate shows considerable geographical variation, dominantly influenced by the SW Indian monsoon, the mid-latitude westerlies and the El Nino Southern Oscillation.

Despite the inaccessibility of these mountain ranges, great altitudes of Tibet and the Himalaya, have attracted the attention of naturalists for a long time. Modern techniques, especially in the geosciences such as glaciology and tectonics during the last decades have helped us to change fundamentally our understanding of these regions of the earth.


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