World Atlas of Coral Reefs

World Atlas of Coral Reefs Author Mark Spalding
ISBN-10 0520232550
Release 2001
Pages 424
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Provides photographs and text to discuss the geographic distribution and conservation status of coral reefs in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

World Atlas of Coral Reefs

World Atlas of Coral Reefs Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:809930641
Release 2001
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A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean

A Guide to the Coral Reefs of the Caribbean Author Mark Spalding
ISBN-10 0520244052
Release 2004
Pages 256
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Inspired by the Caribbean section from The World Atlas of Coral Reefs, and augmented with detailed maps and colorful illustrations, this guidebook informs divers and travelers about the natural history of coral reefs and major diving sites throughout the Caribbean region. It's both a natural history guide and a travel guide.

World Atlas of Seagrasses

World Atlas of Seagrasses Author Edmund Peter Green
ISBN-10 0520240472
Release 2003
Pages 298
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Seagrasses are a vital and widespread but often overlooked coastal marine habitat. This volume provides a global survey of their distribution and conservation status.

Atlas of Philippine Coral Reefs

Atlas of Philippine Coral Reefs Author
ISBN-10 9711202506
Release 2002
Pages 264
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Weltatlas der Korallenriffe

Weltatlas der Korallenriffe Author Mark D. Spalding
ISBN-10 3768815870
Release 2004
Pages 423
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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

Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories

Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Author Charles Sheppard
ISBN-10 9789400759657
Release 2013-03-14
Pages 323
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The tropical UK Territories have extensive coral reefs. Huge parts of these areas are exceptionally rich, productive and diverse. Their marine biodiversity exceeds that of the UK itself, and several are already, or are planned to be, strictly protected. Some of these areas serve as reference sites for many other countries with damaged reefs and they are oases of tropical marine biodiversity in a fast-degrading world. This book reviews all of the UK reefs, from those scarcely known to those where substantial research has already been performed. ​

World Atlas of Mangroves

World Atlas of Mangroves Author Mark Spalding
ISBN-10 9781849776608
Release 2010
Pages 336
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"This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by the leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full color atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Included are the first detailed estimates of changes in mangrove forestcover worldwide and at regional and national levels, an assessment of these changes and a country-by-country examination of biodiversity protection. The book also presents a wealth of global statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts, provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management."--Pub. desc.

International Environmental Law Policy and Ethics

International Environmental Law  Policy  and Ethics Author Alexander Gillespie
ISBN-10 9780191022470
Release 2014-08-21
Pages 278
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This second edition of International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics revises and expands this groundbreaking study into the question of why the environment is protected in the international arena. This question is rarely asked because it is assumed that each member of the international community wants to achieve the same ends. However, in his innovative study of international environmental ethics, Alexander Gillespie explodes this myth. He shows how nations, like individuals, create environmental laws and policies which are continually inviting failure, as such laws can often be riddled with inconsistencies, and be ultimately contradictory in purpose. Specifically, he seeks a nexus between the reasons why nations protect the environment, how these reasons are reflected in law and policy, and what complications arise from these choices. This book takes account of the numerous developments in international environmental law and policy that have taken place the publication of the first edition, most notably at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and the 2012 'Rio + 20' United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. Furthermore, it addresses recent debates on the economic value of nature, and the problems of the illegal trade in species and toxic waste. The cultural context has also been considerably advanced in the areas of both intangible and tangible heritage, with increasing attention being given to conservation, wildlife management, and the notion of protected areas. The book investigates the ways in which progress has been made regarding humane trapping and killing of animals, and how, in contrast, the Great Apes initiative, and similar work with whales, have failed. Finally, the book addresses the fact that while the notion of ecosystem management has been embraced by a number of environmental regimes, it has thus far failed as an international philosophy.

Asia Pacific Coasts and Their Management

Asia Pacific Coasts and Their Management Author Nobuo Mimura
ISBN-10 9781402036255
Release 2008-01-14
Pages 367
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The Asia and Pacific region is home to the world’s largest concentration of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to the coastal environmental changes in the Asia and Pacific region. It provides important perspectives on the subject for researchers.

The World s Protected Areas

The World s Protected Areas Author Stuart Chape
ISBN-10 0520246608
Release 2008
Pages 359
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"Illustrated with maps, color photographs, and graphics, this reference offers a comprehensive status report on the world's 60,000 parks, nature reserves, and other land and marine areas designated as protected areas. It offers an overview of what these protected areas have and have not accomplished and what threats they face." -- Provided by publisher.

Protected Areas and Biodiversity

Protected Areas and Biodiversity Author K. Mulongoy
ISBN-10 9280724045
Release 2004
Pages 52
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Synthesizes key aspects in the development of protected areas, the level of international commitment and the relationship of protected areas to sustainable development, and reviews critical issues related to their effectiveness. Compiled by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and UNEP-WCMC as an input to the Seventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD.

Student World Atlas

Student World Atlas Author
ISBN-10 9781409349655
Release 2013-11-18
Pages 176
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Map out the world with this invaluable student atlas Fully revised and updated, the Student World Atlas (previous ISBN 9781405357524) brings the Earth's geography to life with state-of-the-art mapping from up-to-date satellite and cartographic sources. Detailed maps reveal the Earth's physical structure, oceans, climate, population and economy. Borders and boundaries of the world's countries are clearly explained and a world fact-file highlights key statistical data for each country, allowing direct comparisons between nations. A section devoted to learning map skills develops your understanding and practical use of maps. Student World Atlas is the perfect geography resource for students aged 10-14 (Key Stage 2-3).

My First World Atlas

My First World Atlas Author Grandreams Limited
ISBN-10 1858301823
Release 1995
Pages 24
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World Atlas of Biodiversity

World Atlas of Biodiversity Author Brian Groombridge
ISBN-10 0520236688
Release 2002
Pages 340
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Global biological diversity, ecosystem diversity.

World Atlas of Marine Fishes

World Atlas of Marine Fishes Author Rudie Rudie Herman Kuiter
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822035263235
Release 2006
Pages 720
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With more than 6000 photographs of marine fishes this book sets a new benchmark for their identification. It provides the greatest possible coverage and is aimed primarily to assist people interested in marine fishes and their scientific names or classification. Presented here are the fishes one is likely to see when diving or snorkeling in the sea, as well as those that are traded in the aquarium industry. This World Atlas includes both tropical and temperate fishes. Depending on the size and popularity of the groups or families, introductions to these provide general information, distribution and habitat, number of species, interesting facts on behavior and aquarium suitability. In the case of very large families like wrasses, damsels or gobies, separate introductions may be dedicated to each distinctive group or subfamily. The greatest possible number of photographs is used on a page, but in sizes that clearly identify the fish. Variable species may be illustrated with more than one picture. In all, included are some 4,200 species. This is an invaluable reference book for the great variety of marine fishes found in the world's seas. As such it addresses all fish enthusiasts - divers, snorkelers, fish watchers, fisherman, reef surveyors, aquarists, ichthyologists and bio-geographers.

Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee Expedition

Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee Expedition Author C. Chun
ISBN-10 9785875265419
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