The plants are admirably adapted for climates in which a season favourable to growth alternates with a hot or dry season;.
The buds of trees of temperate climates, which lie dormant during the winter, are protected by scale leaves.
All climates agree with brave Chanticleer.
Local winds form an important feature in nearly all the coast climates of the Mediterranean, especially in winter, where they are primarily caused by the rapid change of temperature from the sea to the snow-clad hinterlands.
Amongst his contemporaries were Istakhri, who travelled through all the Mahommedan countries and wrote his Book of Climates in 950, and Ibn Haukal, whose Book of Roads and Kingdoms, based on the work of Istakhri, was written in 976.