Atlas of Crabs of the Persian Gulf

Author: Reza Naderloo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319493744

Category: Science

Page: 444

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This illustrated atlas describes 256 extant brachyuran crab species in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Identification keys are provided for 37 brachyuran families, 144 genera and 256 species on the basis of their main synapomorphies. Brief but precise descriptions highlighting the main characteristics are also provided for every family. The atlas displays features high-quality color photos, offering a hands-on guide and equipping readers to readily diagnose crab species in the region. Importantly, a line drawing of the first male gonopod, as well as its main diagnostic characteristics, are provided for all species. Further, every species is supplemented with synonymies that encompass the original descriptions, overall revision of the given taxa, monographs and all records from the northwestern Indian Ocean including the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. For each species, the book provides detailed local and global distribution maps, together with important ecological data including habitat preference. Further, it includes a general introduction to the brachyuran crabs with schematic drawings of their external morphology, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman as marine ecoregions (geography, hydrology, biology, and environmental condition). The book offers an indispensable guide for all professionals, researchers, and students interested in brachyuran crabs around the globe and particularly in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
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A Bird Atlas of Kenya

Author: Adrian Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351470116

Category: Nature

Page: 656

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Kenya, a country only the size of Texas, has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa. This atlas is an explanatory overview of Kenya's 1065 species, essential both to the birdwatcher as a means of finding birds and interpreting the significance of field observations, and to the ornithologist as a standard reference work.
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Coral Reefs of the Gulf

Adaptation to Climatic Extremes

Author: Bernhard Riegl,Sam J. Purkis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940073008X

Category: Science

Page: 379

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Coral Reefs of the Gulf: Adaptation to Climatic Extremes is a complete review and reference for scientists, engineers and students concerned with the geology, biology or engineering aspects of coral reefs in the Middle East. It provides for the first time a complete review of both the geology and biology of all extant coral areas in the Gulf, the water body between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. In summer, this area is the hottest sea with abundant coral growth on earth and already today exhibits a temperature that is predicted to occur across the topical ocean in 2100. Thus, by studying the Gulf today, much can be learned about tomorrow’s world and the capability of coral reefs to adapt to climatic extremes. This volume provides the most authoritative and up-to-date review of the coral reefs in the Gulf. It can be used as a volume of general reference or as a textbook treating recent coral reefs. Written by local and international experts, the text is richly illustrated and will remain a standard reference for the region for decades to come. Contributions stretch from climatology through geology, biology, ecological modelling and fisheries science to practical conservation aspects. The book is useful for the technical expert and casual reader alike.
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Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

A Critical Appraisal of Catches and Ecosystem Impacts

Author: Daniel Pauly,Dirk Zeller

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 1610917693

Category: Nature

Page: 497

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The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery catch data. This groundbreaking information has been gathered from independent sources by the world's foremost fisheries experts. Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller of the Sea Around Us Project, the Atlas includes one-page reports on 273 countries and their territories, plus fourteen topical global chapters. Each national report describes the current state of the country's fishery; the policies, politics, and social factors affecting it; and potential solutions. The global chapters address cross-cutting issues, from the economics of fisheries to the impacts of mariculture. Extensive maps and graphics offer attractive and accessible visual representations.
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Atlas of Mesopotamia

A Survey of the History and Civilization of Mesopotamia from the Stone Age to the Fall of Babylon

Author: Martinus Adrianus Beek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atlases, British

Page: 164

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Survey of the history and civilization from the Stone Age to fall of Babylon.
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Atlas of the Sea

Author: Robert Barton

Publisher: John Day Company, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Describes the main features, processes, and resources of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern Oceans and the main seas of the world
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Philip's Atlas of the Oceans

Author: John Pernetta

Publisher: Philip's

ISBN: N.A

Category: Atlases, British

Page: 208

View: 6341

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Prepared by authors, consultants and advisers from over 20 academic bodies, this text uses hundreds of photographs, maps and diagrams to explain every aspect of the world's oceans and seas.
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