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The Great Barrier Reef: History, Science, Heritage

The Great Barrier Reef: History, Science, Heritage

by James Bowen, Margarita Bowen
     
 

One of the world's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 2000 kilometers in a maze of coral reefs along Australia's northeastern coastline. Until now, no biographer has brought the fascinating story behind its mystique into public view. This book provides a comprehensive cultural and ecological history of European impact on the reef, from

Overview

One of the world's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 2000 kilometers in a maze of coral reefs along Australia's northeastern coastline. Until now, no biographer has brought the fascinating story behind its mystique into public view. This book provides a comprehensive cultural and ecological history of European impact on the reef, from early voyages of discovery to the most recent developments in reef science and management.

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"The book reflects competent scholarship and will be useful as supplemental reading for courses on conservation in the marine environment. Highly recommended." Choice

"This richly detailed and meticulously researched work is w wonderful account of what is probably one of the most undervalued aspects of the GBR (Great Barrier Reef)-its scientific heritage. I greatly enjoyed this book and enthusiastically recommend it to anyone with an interest in the history of science, and particularly coral reef science, in Australia." Pacific Affairs, Simon Foale, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521172790
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/17/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

After graduating from the University of Sydney and completing a PhD at the University of Illinois, James Bowen pursued an academic career in the United States, Canada and Australia, publishing extensively in the history of ideas and environmental thought. As visiting Professorial Fellow at the Australian National University from 1984 to 1989, he became absorbed in the complex history of the Reef, exploring this over the next decade through intensive archival, field and underwater research in collaboration with Dr Margarita Bowen, ecologist and distinguished historian of science. The outcome of those stimulating years is this absorbing saga.

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