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The Resource The reef : a passionate history : the Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to climate change, Iain McCalman

The reef : a passionate history : the Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to climate change, Iain McCalman

Label
The reef : a passionate history : the Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to climate change
Title
The reef
Title remainder
a passionate history : the Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to climate change
Statement of responsibility
Iain McCalman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A journey into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, as experienced by explorers, scientists, and artists The Great Barrier Reef is the most spectacular marine environment on earth, a true wonder of the world. Yet the history of our encounters with it has long been elusive. In The Reef, the acclaimed historian and explorer Iain McCalman recounts in full the dramatic story of the reef and the people who have been captivated by it for two centuries. The Reef is a narrative told through the lives of twenty intrepid souls, from Captain James Cook and his voyage across a mysterious coral maze to the world's leading reef scientist, John "Charlie" Veron, whose personal mission is to rescue the reef from catastrophe. The extraordinary individuals in the book--not only explorers and scientists but also beachcombers, photographers, divers, and indigenous peoples and the castaways they adopted--were drawn to the reef for different reasons, but all shared one thing: a passion for this vast coral country. As McCalman explores how the reef has been seen variously as a labyrinth of terror, a nurturing heartland, a scientific challenge, and a fragile global wonder, he argues that it is only by combining science and art that we will truly appreciate how this great gift of nature has shaped us and why it demands our attention. A classic work of romantic history, blending cutting-edge science with personal reflection and gorgeous images, The Reef is a beautiful book that will speak to broad audiences for years to come"--
  • "A journey into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, as experienced by explorers, scientists, and artists"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCalman, Iain
Dewey number
994.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU280.G68
LC item number
M44 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
  • Natural history
  • HISTORY / Oceania
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
Label
The reef : a passionate history : the Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to climate change, Iain McCalman
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/192/9780374248192/image/lgcover.9780374248192.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1545149
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780374248192
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1545149
  • (OCoLC)866252021
Label
The reef : a passionate history : the Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to climate change, Iain McCalman
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/bk1388/192/9780374248192/image/lgcover.9780374248192.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1545149
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780374248192
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013040660
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1545149
  • (OCoLC)866252021

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