A Reef in Time

The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674026797

Category: Nature

Page: 289

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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.

Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea

Author: John E. Randall,Gerald R. Allen,Roger C. Steene

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824818951

Category: Nature

Page: 557

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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.

Reef of Death

Author: Paul Zindel

Publisher: Graymalkin Media

ISBN: 193516967X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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P.C. travels with his uncle to Australia on a mission to find a mysterious buried treasure. Soon, its secrets lead him to a beautiful Aboriginal girl and a terrifying monster that haunts the ocean reef. But an evil geologist is also on the hunt for the hidden fortune and P.C. must race to find it first. It’s a deadly game—who will find the treasure, and who will lose their life?

The Great Barrier Reef

A Journey Through the World's Greatest Natural Wonder

Author: Len Zell

Publisher: Murdoch Books Limited

ISBN: 9781743361795

Category: Nature

Page: 250

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Produced in partnership with the BBCs The Great Barrier Reef television series, the book takes you on a journey along 2,300km of Australias north-eastern coastline, through the diverse range of habitats that make up this extraordinary water world. "Author from UJCOOK.

The Great Barrier Reef

Biology, Environment and Management

Author: Pat Hutchings,Mike Kingsford,Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643099972

Category: Science

Page: 392

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The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is 344 400 square kilometres in size and is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. 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. Contemporary pressing issues such as climate change, coral bleaching, coral disease and the challenges of coral reef fisheries are also discussed. In addition,the book includes a field guide that will help people to identify the common animals and plants on the reef, then to delve into the book to learn more about the roles the biota play. Beautifully illustrated and with contributions from 33 international experts, 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 baseline text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Winner of a Whitley Certificate of Commendation for 2009.

The Reef

A Passionate History

Author: Iain McCalman

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 1742537898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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The Great Barrier Reef, argues Iain McCalman, has been created by human minds as well as coral polyps, by imaginations as well as natural processes. In this landmark book he charts our shifting perceptions of it, from the terrifying labyrinth that almost sunk Cook'sEndeavour to a fragile global treasure. The Reef describes twelve key encounters between people, places, ideas and biosystems. In the nineteenth century the region was infamous for shipwrecks, and when Indigenous clans rescued survivors like Eliza Fraser, their actions were misrepresented in the popular press. Later, the whole world caught the fiery debate between Darwinists and creationists over the origins of this colossal structure. Artists and visionaries celebrated its beauty and fought its exploitation; marine scientists catalogued the threats to its existence. The first social, cultural and environmental history of this World Heritage-listed site, The Reefis an effortlessly readable work by a born storyteller. 'An important and most timely book – a sparkling synthesis of science, history and politics.'Henry Reynolds 'Iain McCalman blends art and science brilliantly to show how coral lives and dies, and how over two centuries people perceived the most colourful thing on earth, the Great Barrier Reef, until coral health is now the very barometer of our future.' Bill Gammage 'Brilliant, beautiful, a hymn to the past, present and increasingly uncertain future of one of the world's greatest treasures. The Reef is necessary reading for anyone who cares about the future of the ocean.' James Bradley 'History doesn't get any more lively than this. A stylish, racing read, The Reef surprises with every turn of the page, investing one of the world's greatest natural structures with human drama. In almost cinematic episodes that veer from scientific epiphany to physical brutality, from the eighteenth century to our own conflicted age, McCalman introduces an amazing cast of characters. In the process – and it's a very entertaining one – he creates an entirely new account of a natural marvel, couched in gripping historical narrative, both witty and rigorously scholarly, sweepingly grand and vividly detailed.' Philip Hoare, author ofLeviathan, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize 'McCalman's book reminds us that the Great Barrier Reef, a treasure that covers 348,000 square kilometres and includes about 1000 islands and cays and 3500 individual stretches of reef, is in our care, and that we might not be doing a very good job.' Saturday Age 'McCalman's tone shifts from the boy's own adventure, scientific excitement and scamming of early encounters, to dizzying disaster-epic suspense. But never for a moment does his literary skill falter. His detailed explanation of marine science is a model of translation for the layman. And his respect for Indigenous people is a model of intercultural translation . . . He describes the Indigenous view of events without exoticising the individuals he talks to. Nostalgia permeates the book, for ancestral lands lost and for what we all might be losing now.' The Guardian 'Iain McCalman's wonderful The Reef: A Passionate History, like its subject, builds slowly into beauty, offering an account of the Great Barrier Reef as it exists in culture, language and dream, as well as in marine biology.' Robert Macfarlane, award-winning author of Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places, and The Old Ways; Chair of the 2013 Man Booker Prize 'The magnitude of the awesome Great Barrier Reef is matched here by Iain McCalman's deep exploration of its compelling history and colorful ecology. An important biography of a fragile place.' Katherine Harmon Courage, author of Octopus! The Most Mysterious Creature in the Sea 'No other historian I know brings exploration, science, the environment and strange experience together with the erudition or the eloquence of Iain McCalman. The Reef is utterly absorbing, as well as richly informative.' Nicholas Thomas, University of Cambridge 'A landmark achievement.' Poul Holm, Professor of Humanities, Trinity College Dublin

Here Is the Coral Reef

Author: Madeleine Dunphy,Tom Leonard

Publisher: Reading Rainbow Books

ISBN: 9780977379552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Poetically cumulative text and illustrations capture the relationships between plants and animals in the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef.

The Reef Aquarium

A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates

Author: Julian Sprung,J. Charles Delbeek

Publisher: Two Little Fishies Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 546

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Lonely Planet Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef

Author: Lonely Planet,Charles Rawlings-Way,Tamara Sheward,Meg Worby

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1743600275

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Great Barrier Reef's underwater wonderland, experience the ancient Daintree Rainforest and visit some of Brisbane's vibrant cafes and bars; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Queensland & the Great Barrier Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, music, wildlife Over 40 maps Covers Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Fraser Island, the Capricorn Coast, the Whitsunday Islands, Cairns, the Daintree Rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Queensland & the Great Barrier Reef, our most comprehensive guide to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on East Coast Australia? Check out Lonely Planet's East Coast Australia guide for a comprehensive look at all this region has to offer; Discover Australia, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Australia guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Charles Rawlings-Way, Meg Worby, Tamara Sheward. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.

The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef

Development, Diversity and Change

Author: David Hopley,Scott G. Smithers,Kevin Parnell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463926

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This 2007 book reviews the history of geomorphological studies of the Great Barrier Reef and assesses the influences of sea-level change and oceanographic processes on the development of reefs over the last 10,000 years. It presents analyses of recently attained data from the Great Barrier Reef and reconstructions of the sequence of events which have led to its more recent geomorphology. The authors emphasise the importance of the geomorphological time span and its applications for present management applications. This is a valuable reference for academic researchers in geomorphology and oceanography, and will also appeal to graduate students in related fields.

The Reef

Author: Nora Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101146088

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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A marine archaeologist and a salvager join forces to search for a legendary treasure in this novel that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean and the heights of passion and suspense—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique’s Curse—a jeweled amulet heavy with history, dark with legend, and tainted with blood. In order to find this precious artifact, the Beaumonts reluctantly form a partnership with salvagers Buck and Matthew Lassiter. As the Beaumonts and Lassiters pool their resources to locate Angelique’s Curse, the Caribbean waters darken with shadowy deceptions and hidden threats. Their partnership is placed in jeopardy when Matthew refuses to share information—including the truth behind his father’s mysterious death. For now, Tate and Matthew continue their uneasy alliance—until danger and desire begin to rise to the surface… From the Paperback edition.

Lemon Reef

Author: Robin Silverman

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc

ISBN: 1602827176

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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What would you risk for the memory of your first love? When Jenna Ross learns her high school love Del Soto died on Lemon Reef, she refuses to accept the official Miami medical examiner's report of death from natural causes. Lemon Reef is a realm of glimmering beauty, where marine life triumphs over industrial waste. Del and Jenna dove on it every day during the summer before their tenth grade year, their love for the reef deepening as their passion for each other grew. It is a site of tenacity and wonder that mirrored their own, until they were outed and forced to separate. Even fifteen years later, Jenna knows that Del's heart could not have given out there. Grief stricken over Del's death and fearing that Del's young daughter may be in danger, Jenna risks all she has worked so hard for to return to Miami where she must dive into an excruciating past so that the truth of the present may surface.

The Sixth Extinction

An Unnatural History

Author: Elizabeth Kolbert

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 0805099794

Category: Nature

Page: 336

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ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us. In The Sixth Extinction, two-time winner of the National Magazine Award and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef. She introduces us to a dozen species, some already gone, others facing extinction, including the Panamian golden frog, staghorn coral, the great auk, and the Sumatran rhino. Through these stories, Kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

The Brilliant Deep

Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs

Author: Kate Messner

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452157901

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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All it takes is one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world. The ongoing efforts to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs—with hammer and glue, and grafts of newly grown coral—are the living legacy of Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation. Kate Messner and Matthew Forsythe tell the true story of the coral restoration pioneer in this brilliant tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope.

Saltwater Fish and Reef Tanks

From Beginner to Expert

Author: Zechariah Blanchard

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499203165

Category: Pets

Page: 154

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This book is a good source of information for new and experienced saltwater aquarium owners.

The Unnatural History of the Sea

Author: Callum Roberts

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781597261616

Category: History

Page: 456

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Humanity can make short work of the oceans’ creatures. In 1741, hungry explorers discovered herds of Steller’s sea cow in the Bering Strait, and in less than thirty years, the amiable beast had been harpooned into extinction. It’s a classic story, but a key fact is often omitted. Bering Island was the last redoubt of a species that had been decimated by hunting and habitat loss years before the explorers set sail. As Callum M. Roberts reveals in The Unnatural History of the Sea, the oceans’ bounty didn’t disappear overnight. While today’s fishing industry is ruthlessly efficient, intense exploitation began not in the modern era, or even with the dawn of industrialization, but in the eleventh century in medieval Europe. Roberts explores this long and colorful history of commercial fishing, taking readers around the world and through the centuries to witness the transformation of the seas. Drawing on firsthand accounts of early explorers, pirates, merchants, fishers, and travelers, the book recreates the oceans of the past: waters teeming with whales, sea lions, sea otters, turtles, and giant fish. The abundance of marine life described by fifteenth century seafarers is almost unimaginable today, but Roberts both brings it alive and artfully traces its depletion. Collapsing fisheries, he shows, are simply the latest chapter in a long history of unfettered commercialization of the seas. The story does not end with an empty ocean. Instead, Roberts describes how we might restore the splendor and prosperity of the seas through smarter management of our resources and some simple restraint. From the coasts of Florida to New Zealand, marine reserves have fostered spectacular recovery of plants and animals to levels not seen in a century. They prove that history need not repeat itself: we can leave the oceans richer than we found them.

The Weather Makers

How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth

Author: Tim Flannery

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555846335

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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The #1 international bestseller on climate change that’s been endorsed by policy makers, scientists, writers and energy executives around the world. Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers contributed in bringing the topic of global warming to worldwide prominence. For the first time, a scientist provided an accessible and comprehensive account of the history, current status, and future impact of climate change, writing what has been acclaimed by reviewers everywhere as the definitive book on global warming. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. The Weather Makers is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Originally somewhat of a global warming skeptic, Tim Flannery spent several years researching the topic and offers a connect-the-dots approach for a reading public who has received patchy or misleading information on the subject. Pulling on his expertise as a scientist to discuss climate change from a historical perspective, Flannery also explains how climate change is interconnected across the planet. This edition includes a new afterword by the author. “An authoritative, scientifically accurate book on global warming that sparkles with life, clarity, and intelligence.” —The Washington Post