Coral Reefs

Secret Cities of the Sea
Author: Anne Sheppard
Publisher: Natural History Museum, London
ISBN: 9780565093563
Category: Coral reefs and islands
Page: 112
View: 4100
Written by a reef ecology expert, this beautifully illustrated guide to coral reefs provides a timely reminder of the beauty and importance of these essential ecosystems Home to a quarter of all marine species, coral reefs are one of the most spectacular and diverse habitats on the planet. Drawing on the latest scientific research taking place across the globe, this book discusses the importance of coral reefs for sea and coastal life. It describes the diverse varieties of coral reef and their many and varied inhabitants, and explains how they adapt to their ever-changing environment. It also looks at how they provide a food resource, livelihood, and coastal protection for many millions of people, as well as examining the threats to their existence and the latest conservation methods. It's illustrated with images of live reefs from around the world and specially photographed specimens from the Natural History Museum, London, including corals of great significance collected on early and more recent expeditions.

Science Comics: Coral Reefs

Cities of the Ocean
Author: Maris Wicks
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 1626727252
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
View: 4611
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic--dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you! This volume: in Coral Reefs, we learn all about these tiny, adorable sea animals! This absorbing look at ocean science covers the biology of coral reefs as well as their ecological importance. Nonfiction comics genius Maris Wicks brings to bear her signature combination of hardcore cuteness and in-depth science.

The Hostile Sky

A Hellcat Flyer in World War II
Author: James Vernon
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1612513166
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 6653
In the summer of 1942 Jim Vernon, a nineteen-year-old college student in Butte, Montana, joined the U.S. Navy's aviation cadet training program and by the spring of 1945 was flying F6F Hellcats from the USS Ticonderoga off of the coast of Japan. This memoir of his years at war provides a carrier pilot's view of the conflict in the Pacific during the final months of the war when the atomic bombs were dropped and Japan capitulated. He gives an up-close-and-personal account of life in a bomber-fighter squadron and the roller-coaster emotions involved in combat sorties over the hostile sea and land. As a member of VBF-87, Vernon offers a unique glimpse into the past at a time when teenagers matured rapidly as they faced the realities of war. He has recorded his own feelings about meeting the challenges of war, his love of flying, and the camaraderie of his flying mates--both in the air and on liberty--along with the factual details of battle that contribute important dimensions to the overall story of the air war. Added to these stirring memories are his entertaining descriptions of the mobilization and training of carrier pilots and his recounting of the high incidence of non-combat fatalities and the change in the composition of the air group in response to the Kamikaze threat. Such a book not only will appeal to aviators everywhere but also will prove to be a thrilling read for those interested in World War II and air combat.

The Borough of Licab

Author: George F. Esguerra
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1426955995
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 596
View: 6788
"The Borough of Licab" shares the true stories of a Filipino citizen born in the Ilocos region of the Philippines and his reflections on how the people of this remarkable area were forever influenced by the power of foreign invaders. It was not until Ferdinand Magellan led an expedition that unintentionally landed him on the Philippine island that it was finally recognized by the Europeans-setting off a multitude of occupations by the Spanish, Japanese, and Americans that forced the island's people into a perpetual struggle to gain freedom, dignity, and independence from the prejudiced intruders. With a narrative style, George Esguerra begins by sharing brief histories of Portugal and Spain and continues with in-depth studies of each foreign occupation, the eight radiances of the sun, the significant provinces, and the political leaders who, each in their own way, helped change the history of an island and its people who simply wanted to live as a free nation. With vivid descriptions and colorful images, "The Borough of Licabi offers an exploration of an intriguing time in history when the people of the Ilocos region were unwillingly manipulated by greed and the power of a three-hundred-fifty-year-old oppression.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 024101249X
Category: Travel
Page: 328
View: 4622
The DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai Travel Guide is your indispensable guide to this beautiful part of the world. The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floorplans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations leading you straight to the best attractions on offer. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel guide will help you to discover everything region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai Travel Guide - showing you what others only tell you.

Hidden Florida Keys and Everglades

Including Key Largo and Key West
Author: Candace Leslie
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569758999
Category: Travel
Page: 232
View: 3431

Engineering and Mining Journal

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Engineering
Page: N.A
View: 744

Michael Brein's Guide to Hawaii by Public Bus

Top 50 Sights by Public Bus
Author: Michael Brein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Michael Brein, Inc.
ISBN: 1886590400
Category: Travel
Page: 28
View: 1065
This is the ‘full’ expanded PDF desktop version of MIchael Brein's Travel Guide to Hawaii which includes an ultra-large, zoomable official map of Honolulu's public bus system with embedded links to visitor attractions. This version of the Hawaii guide is optimized for desktops and tablets. A 'lite' version ($3.99) for mobile devices is also available but without these special features of the 'full' expanded edition. Michael Brein’s Hawaii Travel Guide helps you get to the city of Honolulu’s and the Island of Oahu’s top 50 visitor attractions easily and cheaply using Honolulu’s excellent public bus system known affectionately as ‘The Bus.’ From the Arizona Memorial to the Polynesian Cultural Center and around the island by bus, with this ultra simple guide you have all you need to discover and get to Honolulu’s 50 top points of interest or top 10 "Must See" attractions if you have limited time. The Honolulu guide also helps you to find the nearest bus stops and which routes to take; see how to exit the bus stops and walk to the attractions; note other nearby points of interest; view the attraction's location on the Honolulu bus map; and get to attractions without needing wireless internet access. Finally, the Honolulu guide also includes an Extra Bonus Supplement which shows how to visit the main visitor attractions by public bus on the islands of Maui and Hawaii (The Big Island). Michael Brein’s Honolulu Travel Guide is compact, concise, and comprehensive and is so simple and convenient to use--it is really all you need on your mobile device to get to all of Honolulu’s top sights. And since it's based on Michael Brein’s acclaimed travel guide series to sightseeing by public transportation, it's the simplest way to get around the world's big cities. Similar guides to London, Paris, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Madrid are available, and others are planned.

The Evil Eye

Author: Theophile Gautier
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465548076
Category: French fiction
Page: 210
View: 7422

Bulletin of the Marine Park Research Stations

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Marine biology
Page: N.A
View: 2784