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Main Title World atlas of coral reefs /
Author Spalding, Mark.
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Ravilious, Corinna
Green, Edmund P.
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 46856594
ISBN 0520232550; 9780520232556
Subjects Coral reefs and islands--Maps. ; Coral reef ecology--Maps. ; R ecifs et iles de coraux--Cartes ; Ecologie des r ecifs coralliens--Cartes
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKCM  G1046.L4S6 2001 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 04/04/2003 STATUS
Collation 1 atlas (424 pages) : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
"Published in association with UNEP-WCMC by the University of California Press." Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 398-424).
Contents Notes
"This reasonably priced atlas explores one of nature's most diverse and beautiful ecosystems--coral reefs. Its coverage is vast, providing an area-by-area summary of coral-reef systems in all geographic locations and countries. Each section includes an overview of the area, the locations of the reefs, data on size, and the specific pressures and hazards to those reefs. Background information of coral-reef evolution, environmental issues, and reef-mapping techniques is also provided. Scientists, researchers, and teachers will appreciate the currency and comprehensiveness; lay readers and students will find the plethora of superior maps and lavish color photographs of the many reef species inviting."--"The Best of the Best Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2003. 1. The world of coral reefs -- 2. Signs of change -- 3. Reef mapping -- 4. Northern Caribbean -- 5. Western Caribbean -- 6. Eastern Caribbean and Atlantic -- 7. Western Indian Ocean -- 8. Central Indian Ocean -- 9. Middle Eastern Seas -- 10. Southeast Asia -- 11. Australia -- 12. Melanesia -- 13. Micronesia -- 14. Polynesia.