Coral Reefs

Cities Under the Sea

Author: N.A

Publisher: Darwin Press Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 177

View: 1039

"Although the beauty and diversity of reef species may appear as marvelous decoration, this biodiversity is important for the survival of the reef community. The various ecological, or functional, roles performed by different species provide a degree of social security enabling the reef community as a whole to sustain itself through time."--From book jacket.

The Coral Reef

A Giant City Under the Sea

Author: Stephen Person

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 1597168696

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4038

"Welcome to the coral reef--a giant city under the sea. Here you'll discover how tiny coral polyps form stony skeletons that become large 'buildings' rising up from the ocean floor. You'll also find out how clownfish, parrotfish, and other colorful residents depend on the reef--and on one another--to survive"--P. [4] of cover.

Coral Reefs

Nature's Wonders

Author: Walter Deas,Jean Deas

Publisher: Csiro

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 289

View: 4042

Reef publication. It is a visual experience of one of the great wonders of our planet, providing an introduction to the biology and coral reef ecology, and it fully identifies many of the corals of the Australasia and Indo-Pacific regions.

The Naturalist

Author: Charles Oodrington Pressick Hobkirk,George Taylor Porritt,William Denison Roebuck,William Eagle Clarke,Edgar Ravenswood Waite,Thomas Sheppard,Thomas William Woodhead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 8254

Der Mensch und das Meer

Warum der größte Lebensraum der Erde in Gefahr ist

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641100062

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 2191

Der Wandel eines faszinierenden, bedrohten Lebensraums Die Ozeane sind nicht nur der größte Lebensraum der Erde, sondern auch der am wenigsten erforschte. Die unermessliche Vielfalt dieses Ökosystems beginnen wir erst jetzt bis in die letzten Winkel zu begreifen – auch wie wichtig das Meer für unser Leben ist. Im letzten Jahrhundert hat jedoch die Herrschaft des Menschen über die Natur auch die Ozeane erreicht: Wir fischen die Meere leer und füllen sie stattdessen mit Umweltgiften. Tiefseebergbau droht den Lebensraum unzähliger Pflanzen und Tiere bis zur Unkenntlichkeit zu verändern. Die Klimaerwärmung ließ bereits ein Viertel aller Korallen zugrunde gehen. In seinem aufrüttelnden Buch beschreibt der Meeresbiologe und –schützer Callum Roberts den großen Reichtum der Ozeane und ihren Wandel, und er ruft dazu auf, der Zerstörung der Meere endlich Einhalt zu gebieten, denn noch ist es nicht zu spät.

Magazine Markets for Children's Writers 2008

Author: Marnie McNiff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889715377

Category: Authorship

Page: 608

View: 5253

676 updated and verified listings of children's magazines that are currently accepting freelance material, with articles featuring interviews with top editors, and more on multicultural writing, early reader fiction and nonfiction, and fresh takes on holiday content.

Weltatlas der Korallenriffe

Author: Mark D. Spalding,Corinna Ravilious,Edward P. Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768815871

Category:

Page: 423

View: 5650

Erster und einziger Weltatlas der Korallenriffe, der durch internationale Zusammenarbeit im Rahmen weltumspannender Forschungsarbeiten mithilfe modernster Techniken entstanden ist. Er enthält die neuesten und größtenteils auch neu erstellten Riffkarten sowie 85 von Astronauten aus dem All aufgenommene Rifffotografien. Dieses großformatige Buch bietet auf nahezu 300 Seiten jüngste Forschungsergebnisse über tropische Riffe, ihre Verbreitung und Ausdehnung, ihren Zustand und ihre ökologischen Besonderheiten. Neben den durch spezifische Karten und zahlreiche Abbildungen unterlegten Detailinformationen zu allen bekannten Korallenriffen der Welt wird ausführlich die ökologische und ökonomische Bedeutung dieser Riffe diskutiert. Über 2000 Tauchschulen in diesen Riffen sind erfasst und in den Riffkarten eingezeichnet. Ausführlich werden die Forschungs-, Mess- und Kartierungsmethoden erklärt, die zu diesem Kompendium führten. Dieses Buch stellt mit seinen einzigartigen und neu erarbeiteten Karten, Fakten und Daten die wichtigste und attraktivste Informations-sammlung über tropische Korallenriffe dar. Es beinhaltet alle in diesen Ökosystemen bekannten Schutzgebiete bzw. die bereits eingeleiteten oder geplanten Schutzmaßnahmen. Auch werden in diesem Atlas die Auswirkungen der weltumspannenden klimatischen Veränderungen und deren Einfluss auf diese Ökosysteme aufgezeigt

Sea Slime: It’s Eeuwy, Gooey and Under the Sea

Author: Ellen Prager

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

ISBN: 1628552107

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7003

Snails and sea slugs use Sea Slime. But, did you know that coral and clownfish need slime too? Marine scientist Ellen Prager takes us deep into the sea to introduce us to fascinating and bizarre animals that use slime to capture their food, protect themselves from harm, or even move from place to place in their underwater environment.

Encyclopedia of Modern Coral Reefs

Structure, Form and Process

Author: David Hopley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 904812638X

Category: Science

Page: 1236

View: 2444

Coral reefs are the largest landforms built by plants and animals. Their study therefore incorporates a wide range of disciplines. This encyclopedia approaches coral reefs from an earth science perspective, concentrating especially on modern reefs. Currently coral reefs are under high stress, most prominently from climate change with changes to water temperature, sea level and ocean acidification particularly damaging. Modern reefs have evolved through the massive environmental changes of the Quaternary with long periods of exposure during glacially lowered sea level periods and short periods of interglacial growth. The entries in this encyclopedia condense the large amount of work carried out since Charles Darwin first attempted to understand reef evolution. Leading authorities from many countries have contributed to the entries covering areas of geology, geography and ecology, providing comprehensive access to the most up-to-date research on the structure, form and processes operating on Quaternary coral reefs.

Under the Sea

Author: Nor Azhar Ishak

Publisher: Oyez!Books

ISBN: 9671326293

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5877

There’s a colourful world under the sea where coral reefs are and even deep down where it is dark and quiet. It’s the home of the giant whale shark and little sea creatures. Author and illustrator Nor Azhar Ishak has created an excellent book for children ranging in age from five to ten years. It contains facts on many of the creatures that live under the sea coupled with his colourful illustrations using the batik method of painting on fabric. There is one extra feature that fascinates children; each colour illustration is accompanied by a black and white replica that children can colour. This is bound to keep them occupied for many happy hours. Author and illustrator Nor Azhar Ishak illustrated this book using the traditional batik method that uses wax on fabric. Read inside to find out how he did it.

The Biology of Coral Reefs

Author: Charles Sheppard,Simon Davy,Nicholas Graham,Graham Pilling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198787340

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 2430

Coral reefs represent the most spectacular and diverse marine ecosystem on the planet as well as a critical source of income for millions of people. However, the combined effects of human activity have led to a rapid decline in the health of reefs worldwide, with many now facing complete destruction. Their world-wide deterioration and over-exploitation has continued and even accelerated in many areas since the publication of the first edition in 2009. At the same time, there has been a near doubling in the number of scientific papers that have been written in this short time about coral reef biology and the ability to acclimate to ocean warming and acidification. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, incorporating the significant increase in knowledge gained over the last decade whilst retaining the book's focus as a concise and affordable overview of the field. The Biology of Coral Reefs provides an integrated overview of the function, physiology, ecology, and behaviour of coral reef organisms. Each chapter is enriched with a selection of 'boxes' on specific aspects written by internationally recognised experts. As with other books in the Biology of Habitats Series, the emphasis in this book is on the organisms that dominate this marine environment although pollution, conservation, climate change, and experimental aspects are also included. Indeed, particular emphasis is placed on conservation and management due to the habitat's critically endangered status. A global range of examples is employed which gives the book international relevance.

Ozean

Author: Dan Kainen,Carol Kaufmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783737352086

Category:

Page: 32

View: 9695

Heinemann English Readers Intermediate Science Coral Reef

Author: Jane Moates

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435987596

Category: Coral reef ecology

Page: 40

View: 3950

A collection of 90 readers aimed at students aged 7-17 learning English as an additional language, or those who would like extra support with their reading. Levelled into bands of Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced, these readers are categorised into three strands: fiction, non-fiction and science.

Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean

Their Ecology and Conservation

Author: T. R. McClanahan,C. R. C. Sheppard,D. O. Obura

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195352177

Category: Science

Page: 552

View: 6441

Coral reefs are among Earth's most diverse, productive, and beautiful ecosystems, but until recently, their ecology and the means to manage them have been poorly understood and documented. In response to the inadequate information base for coral reefs, this book reviews the ecological and conservation status of coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean, bringing together presentations of the region's leading scientists and managers working on coral reefs. Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and Conservation starts with a general overview of the biogeography of the region and a historical account of attempts to conserve this ecosystem. It goes on to describe the state of the reefs in each of the countries with coral reefs, and it concludes with a series of management case studies. The book also summarizes most of the existing ecological information on reefs in this region and efforts at management, making it useful for students, teachers, and investigators interested in tropical or marine ecology, conservation biology and management, and environmental sciences.

Let's Explore Coral Reefs

Author: Michael Patrick O'Neill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972865333

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 640

Charlie the crab takes a tour of a coral reef, showing the various plants and animals that live there during different times of day and describing how important coral reefs are to the ecosystem.

Coral Reefs

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Charles Sheppard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199682771

Category: Nature

Page: 127

View: 5880

Coral reefs are among the most biodiverse of ecosystems. Charles Sheppard tells the fascinating story of how and where coral reefs are formed and the diversity of marine life they support. He also highlights the threats they face due to exploitation and the conservation efforts in place to tackle these issues.

The Fragile Environment

Pollution and Abuse

Author: David Elcome

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748744206

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6776

Intended for students of A-Level geography, this book on pollution and abuse offers a wide range of case studies and an integated approach to all aspect of geographical study. Students are helped to progress from GCSE and Standard Grade as they work through the questions that appear at regular intervals in the book and the enquiry activities at the end of each chapter. One of a series of books, this title also provides exam support.