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: 2068
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: 6254
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.

Deep-water Coral Reefs

Unique Biodiversity Hot-Spots
Author: Martin Hovland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402084609
Category: Science
Page: 278
View: 893
Deep-water coral reefs are found along large sections of the outer continental shelves and slopes of Europe, from North Cape to the Gulf of Cadiz, and because they also occur along the Atlantic seaboard of USA, the Gulf of Mexico, off Brazil, in the Mediterranean, and off New Zealand, they are currently being targeted by international groups of marine scientists. They have become popular and opportune deep-water research targets because they offer exciting frontier exploration, combined with a whole plethora of modern scientific methods, such as deep-sea drilling, sampling, remote control surveying and documentation. Furthermore they represent timely opportunities for further developments within the application of geochemistry, stable isotope research, bacterial sciences, including DNA-sequestering, and medical research (search for bioactive compounds). The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has arranged a deep-sea scientific drilling campaign on giant carbonate banks off Ireland. Because the reefs currently defy traditional marine-ecological theories, they represent future research opportunities and will enjoy scientific scrutiny for many years to come.

Hidden Florida Keys and Everglades

Including Key Largo and Key West
Author: Candace Leslie
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569758999
Category: Travel
Page: 232
View: 6372

Fortunes of Africa

A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour
Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471135462
Category: History
Page: 768
View: 927
In this vast and vivid panorama of history, Martin Meredith, bestselling author of The State of Africa, follows the fortunes of Africa over a period of 5,000 years. With compelling narrative, he traces the rise and fall of ancient kingdoms and empires; the spread of Christianity and Islam; the enduring quest for gold and other riches; the exploits of explorers and missionaries; and the impact of European colonisation. He examines, too, the fate of modern African states and concludes with a glimpse into their future. This is history on an epic scale.

The Report: The Philippines 2012

Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford Business Group
ISBN: 1907065563
Category: Industries
Page: 244
View: 3150

Why Men Won't Ask for Directions

The Seductions of Sociobiology
Author: Richard C. Francis
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 140085069X
Category: Science
Page: 352
View: 7014
Much of the evolutionary biology that has grabbed headlines in recent years has sprung from the efforts of sociobiologists and evolutionary psychologists to explain sexual features and behavior--even differences between how men and women think--as evolutionary adaptations. They have looked to the forces of natural selection to explain everything from the mimicry of male mockingbirds to female orgasms among humans. In this controversial book, Richard Francis argues that the utility of this approach is greatly exaggerated. He proposes instead a powerful alternative rooted in the latest findings in evolutionary biology as well as research on the workings of our brains, genes, and hormones. Exploring various sexual phenomena, Francis exposes fundamental defects in sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, which he traces to their misguided emphasis on "why" questions at the expense of "how" questions. Francis contends that this preoccupation with "why" questions (such as, "Why won't men ask for directions"?) results in a paranoiac mindset and distorted evolutionary explanations. His alternative framework entails a broader conception of what constitutes an evolutionary explanation, one in which both evolutionary history, as embodied in the tree of life, and developmental processes are brought to the foreground. This alternative framework is also better grounded in basic biology. Deeply learned, consistently persuasive, and always engaging, this book is a welcome antidote to simplistic sociobiological exegeses of animal and human behavior.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Jerusalem, Israel, Petra & Sinai

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465432698
Category: Travel
Page: 328
View: 4133
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra, and Sinai will lead you straight to the best attractions the country has to offer, from the green hills and sun-drenched coast of Galilee to the sacred sites of Jerusalem's Old City, and from the dramatic desert of Wadi Rum to the vibrant reefs of Dahab. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra, and Sinai explores the culture, history, and architecture of this region, accompanied by full-color photographs, 3-D cutaway illustrations, and floor plans of all the must-see sights. You'll find detailed maps, as well as listings of hotels, restaurants, shops, entertainment, tours, scenic walks, and more. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that brighten every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Jerusalem, Israel, Petra, and Sinai truly shows you this beautiful region as no one else can.

Policing the Caribbean

Transnational Security Cooperation in Practice
Author: Ben Bowling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199577692
Category: Law
Page: 350
View: 9485
Policing the Caribbean investigates the emergence of transnational policing practises in response to drug trafficking and organized crime in ten Caribbean territories. The book addresses questions of accountability and explores how understandings of national sovereignty are shifting in the face of domestic and global insecurity.

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: 6579
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.