The Great Barrier Reef : an environmental history

Complete Title: 
The Great Barrier Reef : an environmental history
Non IUCN Publication

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This book provides an original account of the environmental history of the Great Barrier Reef, based on extensive archival and oral history research. It documents and explains the main human impacts on the Great Barrier Reef since European settlement in the region, focusing particularly on the century from 1860 to 1960 which has not previously been fully documented, yet which was a period of unprecedented exploitation of the ecosystem and its resources. The book describes the main changes in coral reefs, islands and marine wildlife that resulted from those impacts. The author provides a compelling narrative of how one of the world's most iconic and vulnerable ecosystems has been exploited and degraded, but also how some early conservation practices emerged.

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Imprint: 
London : Routledge, 2014
Physical Description: 
xv, 253p.
Publication Year: 
2014
ISBN: 
978-0-415-82439-2
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Includes bibliographic references

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Number of copies: 
1
Language(s): 
English
Record created: 2015/07/06
Record updated: 2016/10/25