Coral Reefs

Cities Under the Sea

Author: N.A

Publisher: Darwin Press Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 177

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"Although the beauty and diversity of reef species may appear as marvelous decoration, this biodiversity is important for the survival of the reef community. The various ecological, or functional, roles performed by different species provide a degree of social security enabling the reef community as a whole to sustain itself through time."--From book jacket.
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A City Under the Sea

Life in a Coral Reef

Author: Norbert Wu

Publisher: Atheneum

ISBN: 9780689318962

Category: Coral reef animals

Page: 28

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Describes the formation of coral reefs and the plant and animal life that lives in and around them.
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The Coral Reef

A Giant City Under the Sea

Author: Stephen Person

Publisher: Bearport Publishing

ISBN: 1597168696

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Welcome to the coral reef--a giant city under the sea. Here you'll discover how tiny coral polyps form stony skeletons that become large 'buildings' rising up from the ocean floor. You'll also find out how clownfish, parrotfish, and other colorful residents depend on the reef--and on one another--to survive"--P. [4] of cover.
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Coral Reefs

Author: Megan Cooley Peterson

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1476502471

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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"Introduces coral reefs to young readers, including sturcture, life cycle, habitat, and other animals plants that live there"--
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Coral Reefs

Nature's Wonders

Author: Walter Deas,Jean Deas

Publisher: Csiro

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 289

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Reef publication. It is a visual experience of one of the great wonders of our planet, providing an introduction to the biology and coral reef ecology, and it fully identifies many of the corals of the Australasia and Indo-Pacific regions.
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The Naturalist

Author: Charles Oodrington Pressick Hobkirk,George Taylor Porritt,William Denison Roebuck,William Eagle Clarke,Edgar Ravenswood Waite,Thomas Sheppard,Thomas William Woodhead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean

Their Ecology and Conservation

Author: T. R. McClanahan,C. R. C. Sheppard,D. O. Obura

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195352177

Category: Science

Page: 552

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Coral reefs are among Earth's most diverse, productive, and beautiful ecosystems, but until recently, their ecology and the means to manage them have been poorly understood and documented. In response to the inadequate information base for coral reefs, this book reviews the ecological and conservation status of coral reefs of the Western Indian Ocean, bringing together presentations of the region's leading scientists and managers working on coral reefs. Coral Reefs of the Indian Ocean: Their Ecology and Conservation starts with a general overview of the biogeography of the region and a historical account of attempts to conserve this ecosystem. It goes on to describe the state of the reefs in each of the countries with coral reefs, and it concludes with a series of management case studies. The book also summarizes most of the existing ecological information on reefs in this region and efforts at management, making it useful for students, teachers, and investigators interested in tropical or marine ecology, conservation biology and management, and environmental sciences.
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Sundaland: Tracing The Cradle of Civilizations

Author: Dhani Irwanto

Publisher: INDONESIA HYDRO MEDIA

ISBN: 6027244933

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Page: 386

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Sundaland is a bio-geographical region of Southeastern Asia which encompasses the Sunda Shelf, the part of the Asian continental shelf that was exposed during the Last Ice Age. It included the Malay Peninsula on the Asian mainland, as well as the large islands of Kalimantan, Java and Sumatera, and their surrounding islands. Sundaland is in the tropics, surrounded by oceans, and within the Ring of Fire. Benefitting from the heavy precipitation, volcanic deposits in Sundaland develop into some of the richest forestry and agricultural lands, and developed into some of the richest fauna on Earth. The vast majority of scholars accept that every living human being is descended from a small group in Africa, who then dispersed into the wider world. Archaeological and fossil evidence support an early migration of modern humans left Africa and followed the coastlines of Africa, Arabia, India and Sundaland. After migrating from the semi-deserted savannas of Africa, man first found a place in Sundaland where food was abundant and it was there that they left hunter-gatherer culture and invented farming, agriculture, trading and civilization, which made humanity first flourished. All this took place during the Last Glacial period. The sea levels continued to rise gradually to peak levels about 5,500 years ago, causing land loss on tropical coasts with flat continental shelves. Cracks in the earth’s crust as the weight of the ice shifted to the seas set off catastrophic events compounded by earthquakes, volcano eruptions, super waves and floods drowned the coastal cultures and all the flat continental shelves of Southeast Asia, and wiped out many populations. As the sea rolled in, there was a mass migration from the sinking continent. Genetic studies show that there has been a sharp decline in the population of the world, and population turnovers from Southeast, East and South Asia to Europe, Near East and the Caucasus beginning at the the end of the Younger Dryas period. The Younger Dryas disasters are also documented as legends, myths or tales in almost every region on Earth, observable with tremendous similarities. They are common across a wide range of cultures, extending back into Bronze Age and Neolithic prehistory. The overwhelming consistency among legends and myths of flood and the repopulation of man from a flood hero similar to the Noah Flood are found in distant parts of the Earth. The myths similar to the Garden of Eden, Paradise or Divine Land echo among the populations around the world. Memories of their origin are documented in their legends, such as the stories of Atlantis, Neserser, Land of Punt, Land of Ophir, Kumari Kandam, Kangdez and Taprobana. Pyramids spread in many parts of the world and emerged separately from one another by oceans who supposedly never discovered each other’s existence. Those indicate that they were derived from a common origin. Further, scholastic belief by etymologists and linguists are positive that all world languages sprang from a common source.
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