Where Is The Great Barrier Reef

Author: Nico Medina
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0399541896
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In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the world's largest coral reef system. Stretching more than 1,400 miles, it provides a home to a wide diversity of creatures. Designated a World Heritage Site, the reef is suffering from the effects of climate change but this fascinating book shows this spectacular part of our planet. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Reef In Time

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026797
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Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, Veron thought Australia's Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. Then he saw for himself the devastation that elevated sea temperatures can inflict on corals.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author: James Woodford
Editor: Pan
ISBN: 9781742610597
Size: 16,41 MB
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The real Great Barrier Reef is not just a single clown fish or a colony of branching stag horn coral. It is not simply the crystal clear water, cocktails and beautiful bodies of the tourist ads. Nor is it just the stage for murders, mishaps, shipwrecks, shark attacks, crocodile death rolls or gropers that swallow men's heads whole and only sometimes spit them back out.The real Great Barrier Reef is a living thing – a 2300-kilometre-long, untamed organism, made up of trillions of animals. It is the magnificent and terrifying home to the wild things of nightmares and hallucinations. James Woodford wanted to understand the real reef in all its complexity and along its entire, extraordinary length. For a year he worked and dived with marine biologists, exploring it from the coral outpost of Lord Howe Island in the south to the crocodile-haunted waters at the reef's northern boundary in Cape York. The Great Barrier Reef is a thrilling study of the reef – of its beauty, mystery and terror as it faces its greatest threat, rising sea temperatures that stem from global warming. Part science, part history, part travel and wholly adventurous, Woodford's book is as captivating, grand and magical as the reef itself.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author: Pat Hutchings
ISBN: 1486308201
Size: 18,89 MB
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The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. With contributions from international experts, this timely and fully updated second edition of The Great Barrier Reef describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. It contains new chapters on shelf slopes and fisheries and addresses pressing issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and disease, and invasive species. The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and environmental manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a reference text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author: Ben Daley
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113593441X
Size: 20,31 MB
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The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a marine park. This book provides an original account of the environmental history of the Great Barrier Reef, based on extensive archival and oral history research. It documents and explains the main human impacts on the Great Barrier Reef since European settlement in the region, focusing particularly on the century from 1860 to 1960 which has not previously been fully documented, yet which was a period of unprecedented exploitation of the ecosystem and its resources. The book describes the main changes in coral reefs, islands and marine wildlife that resulted from those impacts. In more recent decades, human impacts on the Great Barrier Reef have spread, accelerated and intensified, with implications for current management and conservation practices. There is now better scientific understanding of the threats faced by the ecosystem. Yet these modern challenges occur against a background of historical levels of exploitation that is little-known, and that has reduced the ecosystem's resilience. The author provides a compelling narrative of how one of the world's most iconic and vulnerable ecosystems has been exploited and degraded, but also how some early conservation practices emerged.

Fishes Of The Great Barrier Reef And Coral Sea

Author: John E. Randall
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824818951
Size: 14,81 MB
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Illustrated with colour underwater photographs, this reference work covers over 1000 species of fish. The fish are divided into family sections based on the traditional system of phylogeny, and each family is introduced with information on food habits, reproduction and distribution.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author: Mike Kingsford
Editor: Springer Verlag
Size: 18,87 MB
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Beautifully illustrated and with contributions from thirty-three international experts, this comprehensive guide describes the organisms and ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them.

Coral Wonderland

Author: Nigel Marsh
ISBN: 9781921517808
Size: 19,99 MB
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The Great Barrier Reef is the largest reef system in the world. Stretching over 2300km along the Queensland coast it would take several lifetimes to explore every one of its 3000 reefs. To assist divers looking for the best of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea Reefs this guide book lists the most iconic dive sites and dive destinations in this coral wonderland. This wonderful guide book details over 170 of the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef and beyond to the remote Coral Sea Reefs. Information is provided on marine life, depths, terrain, diving conditions, best time to visit and a list of dive operators. Extra features are included on shipwrecks, unique marine life and other information that the reader will find invaluable to explore this natural wonder of the world. Filled with beautiful photographs this book will inspire the diver and the non-diver to strap on a mask and head down-under, to explore this amazing coral wonderland

The Great Barrier Reef

Editor: Steve Parish
ISBN: 9781741931310
Size: 11,51 MB
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The Great Barrier Reef attracts over two million visitors every year. It is one of the world's greatest natural wonders and one of the planet's most biodiverse habitats. In a country noted for its physical beauty, the Great Barrier Reef is Australia's crowning jewel. This lavish and unique portrait of The Great Barrier Reef represents a bold new direction for Steve Parish Publishing as we embrace the expertise and creative talent of new authors and photographers in 2007.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author: David Russell Lawrence
Editor: Melbourne University Publishing
ISBN: 9780522849929
Size: 17,12 MB
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Overview of the history and management of the world's largest marine park and first marine-based World Heritage area, the Great Barrier Reef. Traces the park's history from its inception during the environmental activism of the 60s and 70s, through its recognition as a World Heritage site, to the current operations of the Marine Park Authority. Includes discussion of the past and current issues that affect the area such as development, fishing, native title, water quality and the explosion in tourism. Includes colour photos, references and index. Lawrence is an anthropologist who has managed environmental projects with the Marine Park authority. Kenchington, who is a marine scientist, and Woodley, a geographer, were part of the team that established the current GBRMP zoning and management plan.