Where Is the Great Barrier Reef?

Author: Nico Medina

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399541896

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the world's largest coral reef system. Stretching more than 1,400 miles, it provides a home to a wide diversity of creatures. Designated a World Heritage Site, the reef is suffering from the effects of climate change but this fascinating book shows this spectacular part of our planet.
The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef

Author: David Hopley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139463928

Category: Science


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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 Great Barrier Reef

Author: Ben Daley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135934415

Category: Nature

Page: 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.
The Great Barrier Reef

Author: Pat Hutchings


ISBN: 9781486308200

Category: Science

Page: 489

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The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. With contributions from international experts, this timely and fully updated second edition of The Great Barrier Reef describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. It contains new chapters on shelf slopes and fisheries and addresses pressing issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and disease, and invasive species. 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 reference text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs.
A Reef in Time

Author: J.E.N. Veron

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674257382

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, J.E.N. Veron thought Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. “Owned by a prosperous country and accorded the protection it deserves, it would surely not go the way of the Amazon rain forest or the parklands of Africa, but would endure forever. That is what I thought once, but I think it no longer.” This book is Veron’s Silent Spring for the world’s coral reefs. Veron presents the geological history of the reef, the biology of coral reef ecosystems, and a primer on what we know about climate change. He concludes that the Great Barrier Reef and, indeed, most coral reefs will be dead from mass bleaching and irreversible acidification within the coming century unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed. If we don’t have the political will to confront the plight of the world’s reefs, he argues, current processes already in motion will become unstoppable, bringing on a mass extinction the world has not seen for 65 million years. Our species has cracked its own genetic code and sent representatives of its kind to the moon—we can certainly save the world’s reefs if we want to. But to achieve this goal, we must devote scientific expertise and political muscle to the development of green technologies that will dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions and reverse acidification of the oceans.
The Great Barrier Reef

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139440640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 746

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One of the world's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 2000 kilometres in a maze of coral reefs and islands along Australia's north-eastern coastline. Now unfolding the fascinating story behind its mystique this 2002 book provides for the first time a comprehensive cultural and ecological history of European impact, from early voyages of discovery to developments in Reef science and management. Incisive and a delight to read in its thorough account of the scientific, social and environmental consequences of European impact on the world's greatest coral reef system, this extraordinary book is sure to become a classic.
The Great Barrier Reef (Revised Edition)

Author: James Woodford

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 9781742629193

Category: Travel

Page: 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.
Physical Oceanographic Processes of the Great Barrier Reef

Author: Eric Wolanski

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849380472

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Physical Oceanographic Processes of the Great Barrier Reef is the first comprehensive volume describing the water circulation and its influence in controlling the distribution of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The book uses exhaustive field and numerical studies to show how the influence of the salient topography occurs at all scales. Scales include:
Moon Sydney & the Great Barrier Reef

Author: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781612388298

Category: Travel

Page: 533

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Explore the bustling, cosmopolitan playground of Sydney or dive in to a wonderland of coral gardens and colorful sea life. Discover an adventure-lover's paradise with Moon Sydney & The Great Barrier Reef. Inside you'll find: Strategic itineraries ranging from five days to two weeks, with ideas for divers, wildlife enthusiasts, beachgoers, history buffs, families with kids, and more The top sights and unique experiences: See the iconic Sydney Opera House, stroll past the ferries crisscrossing the harbor, and get a feel for Sydney's history at The Rocks. Learn to surf at Bondi Beach or stroll along the pine tree-lined promenade at Manly Beach. Get up close and personal with the animals at Taronga Zoo, snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef, spot crocodiles on the Daintree River, or take a cablecar ride above the rainforest's canopy in Kuranda. Indulge in a four-course meal with stunning harbor views at Quay, sample fresh oysters, or feast on a casual meal beachside after a long day of swimming and exploring Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay from expert traveler Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey Detailed maps and full-color photos throughout Background information on health and safety, the landscape, history, and culture, plus a 30-page guide to Australia's diverse wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, and platypuses Full coverage of Sydney, the Southern Reef, Townsville and nearby islands, Cairns, Port Douglas, and more With Moon Sydney's expert advice and local insight, you can have the trip of a lifetime. Exploring more of the South Pacific? Check out Moon New Zealand or Moon Fiji.
20 Fun Facts About the Great Barrier Reef

Author: Emily Mahoney

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9781538237779

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most diverse and amazing natural wonders to see in the ocean, and there are many plant and animal species that call it home. Readers take a journey to this interesting place through engaging information, vivid images, and helpful graphic organizers. Young readers everywhere delight in learning about the reef, the waters surrounding it, and what can be done to protect it for future generations. Even developing readers will enjoy the science and travel content in our patented fun fact format.