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The Resource Coral reefs : a very short introduction, Charles Sheppard

Coral reefs : a very short introduction, Charles Sheppard

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Coral reefs : a very short introduction
Title
Coral reefs
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Charles Sheppard
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Coral reefs have been long regarded with awe by the millions of people who have encountered them over the centuries. Early seafarers were wary of them, naturalists were confused by them, yet many coastal people benefited greatly from these mysterious rocky structures that grew up to the surface of the sea. They have been rich in their supply of food, and they provided a breakwater from storms and high waves to countless coastal communities that developed from their protection. Their scale is enormous and their value high. Found in countless locations around the world, from the Indo-Pacific coral reef province to the Caribbean and Australia, they support both marine and human life. In this Very Short Introduction, Charles Sheppard provides an account of what coral reefs are, how they are formed, how they have evolved, and the biological lessons we can learn from them. Today, the vibrancy and diversity of these fascinating ecosystems are under threat from over exploitation and could face future extinction, unless our conservation efforts are stepped up in order to save them
  • Coral reefs have been long regarded with awe by the millions of people who have encountered them over the centuries. Early seafarers were wary of them, naturalists were confused by them, yet many coastal people benefited greatly from these mysterious rocky structures that grew up to the surface of the sea. They have been rich in their supply of food, and they provided a breakwater from storms and high waves to countless coastal communities that developed from their protection. Their scale is enormous and their value high. Found in countless locations around the world, from the Indo-Pacific coral reef province to the Caribbean and Australia, they support both marine and human life. In this Very Short Introduction, Charles Sheppard provides an account of what coral reefs are, how they are formed, how they have evolved, and the biological lessons we can learn from them. Today, the vibrancy and diversity of these fascinating ecosystems are under threat from over exploitation and could face future extinction, unless our conservation efforts are stepped up in order to save them
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SINLB
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Sheppard, Charles
Dewey number
578.7789
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.C7
LC item number
S443 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
391
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Coral reef biology
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Coral reef biology
Label
Coral reefs : a very short introduction, Charles Sheppard
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- 1. Geology or biology? -- 2. Ancient reefs and islands -- 3. The architects of a reef -- 4. The resulting structure-a reef -- 5. Microbial and planktonic engines of the reef -- 6. Reef fish and other major predators -- 7. Pressures on reef ecosystems -- 8. Climate change and reefs -- 9. Doing something about it -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
885292911
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780199682775
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014938179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885292911
Label
Coral reefs : a very short introduction, Charles Sheppard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- 1. Geology or biology? -- 2. Ancient reefs and islands -- 3. The architects of a reef -- 4. The resulting structure-a reef -- 5. Microbial and planktonic engines of the reef -- 6. Reef fish and other major predators -- 7. Pressures on reef ecosystems -- 8. Climate change and reefs -- 9. Doing something about it -- Further reading -- Index
Control code
885292911
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiii, 127 pages
Isbn
9780199682775
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014938179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)885292911

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