A Reef in Time
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A Reef in Time

The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End
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ISBN-13:
9780674034976
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.11.2009
Seiten:
289
Autor:
J. E. N. Veron
Gewicht:
544 g
Format:
234x156x29 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Preface 1. The Big Picture 2. The Great Barrier Reef: An Overview 3. Corals and Reefs: Controls and Processes 4. The State of the Great Barrier Reef 5. Mass Extinctions and Reef Gaps 6. Messages from Deep Time 7. The Cenozoic Roller-Coaster 8. Australia Adrift 9. The Ice Ages 10. The Last Glacial Cycle 11. Many Origins 12. Stone Age Utopia 13. An Enhanced Greenhouse World 14. Temperature and Mass Bleaching 15. Ocean Acidity and Coralline Osteoporosis 16. The Ocean's Canary Notes Glossary Acknowledgments Index
Presents the geological history of the Great Barrier Reef, the biology of coral reef ecosystems, and a primer on what we know about climate change. This book concludes that the Great Barrier Reef and most coral reefs may be dead from mass bleaching and irreversible acidification unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed.