The humid tropics contain some of the worlda s richest, most diverse, most important and most threatened environments. This book draws on recent work by geographers, biologists, ecologists, geologists and climatologists to present a complete and integrated appraisal of the natural environment of all the humid tropical regions of the world. * The most complete textbook on this key subject. * Fully illustrated throughout with photographs and diagrams. * Informative case studies and examples. * Considers the physical environment as a whole and stresses the link between the elements.