'All in all, I liked this book very much. It covers a fascinating subject in a concise and readable style. It is a significant and useful contribution to any tropical alpine specialist's bookshelf, and deserves a general readership amongst curious plant ecologists and students.' Mountain Research and Development
'… I feel sure that the teacher, researcher, specialist and general reader will find this well-presented volume a great stimulus to a new generation of young biologists who are just about to discover ecology, the tropics and high mountains.' Annal of Botany
Plants growing above the tree-line in the tropics have evolved in distinct ways to cope with the hazards of cold, drought and fire. This book examines the unique form, physiology and function of these fascinating plants, and will appeal to all those with an interest in tropical vegetation and plant physiology.