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Across the Great Barrier

Across the Great Barrier ebook ISBN: 0545033438
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Author: Patricia C. Wrede
Number of Pages: 339 
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In an alternate frontier America, Eff must travel beyond the Great Barrier and come to terms with her magic abilities--and those of her twin brother--to stop the newest threat encroaching on the settlers.

The Great Barrier Reef (Revised Edition)

The Great Barrier Reef (Revised Edition) ebook ISBN: 1742629199
Publisher: Pan Australia
Author: James Woodford
Number of Pages: 300 
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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

The Great Barrier Reef ebook ISBN: 113593441X
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Ben Daley
Number of Pages: 254 
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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.

Environmental Biology

Environmental Biology ebook ISBN: 0521679826
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Mike Calver,Alan Lymbery,Jennifer McComb
Number of Pages: 671 
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Environmental Biology offers a fresh approach to the topic in demonstrating how biological principles are applied to solve environmental problems.

Issues in Global Environment: Freshwater and Marine Environments: 2011 Edition

Issues in Global Environment: Freshwater and Marine Environments: 2011 Edition ebook ISBN: 1464964661
Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
Author: N.A
Number of Pages: 1318 
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Issues in Global Environment: Freshwater and Marine Environments: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Global Environment—Freshwater and Marine Environments. The editors have built Issues in Global Environment: Freshwater and Marine Environments: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Global Environment—Freshwater and Marine Environments in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Global Environment: Freshwater and Marine Environments: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

The Torres Strait

The Torres Strait ebook ISBN: 9789041105066
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Author: Stuart B. Kaye
Number of Pages: 201 
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This is the twelfth book in the series "International Straits of the" "World" which describes the geography of a narrow waterway linking two seas and its relevance to shipping, economic development, and social welfare in the region, especially examining the legal status of the strait and its international relations. As a central focus, this study addresses the legal status of the Strait in the light of the 1982 U.N. Law of the Sea Convention. The Convention not only prescribes limits to the territorial sea, an exclusive economic zone and a continental shelf for coastal states, but also addresses rules for the transit of straits for international navigation. The book details the unusual demarcation of Australian territorial seas in certain islands and the unique fisheries - deep seabed lines of jurisdiction. Finally, this study turns sympathetically to the welfare of the Islanders, a small distinct ethnic group which has suffered losses in land, culture, and independence through the rush of western civilization. The author illuminates the importance of the Protected Zone established by the Torres Strait Treaty to Islander economic and environmental concerns. He also examines and takes a position on the feasibility of an independent state for the Islanders.

Australia and the Pacific

Australia and the Pacific ebook ISBN: 1438104537
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Author: Elizabeth J. Leppman
Number of Pages: 118 
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This new series puts people in the world geographic landscape, showing students how people are affected by and respond to, economic, social, and political forces at the global and the local scale.

A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World ebook ISBN: 9781585092116
Publisher: Book Tree
Author: H. G. Wells
Number of Pages: 320 
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A Short History of the World is a period-piece non-fictional historic work. The book was largely inspired by Wells's earlier 1919 work The Outline of History. It summarises the scientific knowledge of the time regarding the history of Earth and life and begins with its origins, goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth, reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation.

Dynamics of Coral Communities

Dynamics of Coral Communities ebook ISBN: 9781402010460
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: R.H. Karlson
Number of Pages: 250 
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This book focuses on the dynamical processes influencing the structure of coral communities, some of the most biologically diverse communities on earth. A variety of biological and physical processes operating across an enormous range of spatiotemporal scales are highlighted (e.g., niche partitioning, biological interactions, disturbance phenomena, large-scale tectonic, eustatic, climatic, and oceanographic processes). The focus on the community provides a framework for presenting some of the best examples from the literature using multiple taxonomic groups (e.g., corals, fishes, encrusting invertebrates).

Travel: Australia

Travel: Australia ebook ISBN: 1921746750
Publisher: iMinds Pty Ltd
Author: iMinds
Number of Pages: 13 
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Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability

Understanding Sea-level Rise and Variability ebook ISBN: 9781444340778
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: John A. Church,Philip L. Woodworth,Thorkild Aarup,W. Stanley Wilson
Number of Pages: 454 
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Understanding Sea-Level Rise and Variability identifies the major impacts of sea-level rise, presents up-to-date assessments of past sea-level change, thoroughly explores all of the factors contributing to sea-level rise, and explores how sea-level extreme events might change. It identifies what is known in each area and what research and observations are required to reduce the uncertainties in our understanding of sea-level rise so that more reliable future projections can be made. A synthesis of findings provides a concise summary of past, present and future sea-level rise and its impacts on society. Key Features: Book includes contributions from a range of international sea level experts Multidisciplinary Four color throughout Describes the limits of our understanding of this crucial issue as well as pointing to directions for future research The book is for everyone interested in sea-level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, research funders, scientists, students, coastal managers and engineers. Additional resources for this book can be found at:

Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs

Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs ebook ISBN: 1420041673
Publisher: CRC Press
Author: Eric Wolanski
Number of Pages: 376 
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Demonstrating the relevance and need of science in planning the future of the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs worldwide, Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef emphasizes multi-disciplinary processes - physical and biological links - that have emerged as the dominant forces shaping and controlling the ecosystem. The book draws heavily on data from coral reefs in Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. Oceanographic Processes of Coral Reefs: Physical and Biological Links in the Great Barrier Reef covers: Climate and global change Coastal oceanography Wetlands ecology Estuaries Marine biology Land use management in the tropics Fisheries management Coral Reef ecological modeling Biodiversity and the human impact Explore how the ecosystem responds to both physical and biological stimuli, and how they interact Understand processes imperative to create sustainable design strategies Comprehend the connectivity of biotopes - land, mangroves, seagrass, and corals Discover the relationship between managing marine resources and managing adjoining land use Learn how fish behavior and migration patterns control fisheries

Staghorn Corals of the World

Staghorn Corals of the World ebook ISBN: 0643102817
Author: Carden Wallace
Number of Pages: 438 
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Staghorn corals (genus Acropora) are the most obvious and important corals on coral reefs throughout the world, providing much of the beauty and variety seen on the reefs. This invaluable reference tool is the first major review of Acropora in over 100 years. It assesses all the known species worldwide, describing each in detail and illustrating the range of variability of form with habitat and geographic location. The classification, evolution and worldwide distribution of all species are reviewed and illustrated with colour plates, full page black and white plates and distribution maps. Details of the general biology of staghorn corals are discussed and illustrated.

Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities

Ecological Studies in Tropical Fish Communities ebook ISBN: 9780521280648
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Ro McConnell,R. H. Lowe-McConnell
Number of Pages: 382 
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The result of compiling widely scattered research on fish in tropical rivers, lakes and seas. A comprehensive overview of the ecology of fish communities in freshwater as well as marine environments.

World Searches, Grades 4 - 6

World Searches, Grades 4 - 6 ebook ISBN: 1604184469
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Author: Shirley Pearson
Number of Pages: 128 
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Take students in grades 4–6 on a field trip without leaving the classroom using Skills for Success: World Searches! In this 128-page book, students tour Ecuador with an anaconda and view Mongolia through the eyes of Genghis Khan. This unique social studies resource presents 24 countries from around the world with facts, puzzles, maps, riddles, and comprehension questions. The book supports NCSS standards.

City of Storms

City of Storms ebook ISBN: 1908387971
Publisher: Oxford eBooks
Author: Paul Campbell
Number of Pages: 224 
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Born into a typhoon and a revolution, a child of the streets leaves an emotional impact on several lives far beyond his mean beginnings. City of Storms, is a tale of despair, of triumph, of desolation, of pain and even plenty, all set in the cauldron of an emergent Asia in the latter part of last century. It is a blistering roller coaster of an adventure, seen through the eyes of witnesses to turbulent history.

Peace,War and Friendships

Peace,War and Friendships ebook ISBN: 9780955188107
Publisher: Roxana Chapman
Author: Kenneth Chapman
Number of Pages: 256 
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