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A Year On The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Charles Maurice Yonge
ISBN : CORNELL:31924002989378
Genre : Coral reefs and islands
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Where Is The Great Barrier Reef?

Author : Nico Medina
ISBN : 9780399541896
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In this Where Is? title, kids can explore the Great Barrier Reef—big enough to be seen from space but made up of billions of tiny living organisms. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Australia, is the world's largest coral reef system. Stretching more than 1,400 miles, it provides a home to a wide diversity of creatures. Designated a World Heritage Site, the reef is suffering from the effects of climate change but this fascinating book shows this spectacular part of our planet.

A Year On The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Charles Maurice Yonge
ISBN : LCCN:nun02041512
Genre : Corals
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The Mystery On The Great Barrier Reef Australia

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780635080134
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It's a trip "Down Under" for Christina, 10, Grant, 7, and their mystery-writing grandmother Mimi! Lots of surprises and mysterious activities unfold as the group travels through the Outback, Queensland, and finally to the Great Barrier Reef. During a glass-bottom boat ride, they discover more than coral and fish under the water_scuba divers and flesh-tearing moray eel lurk beneath their boat! They shudder at the eerie screech of the Tasmanian devil and brave the awesome Australian Outback (and Aborigines!) at night. Watch and wonder as Grant ends up in the Camel Cup camel race_ will he make it to the finish line? Don't miss a moment of excitement in Christina and Grant's Australian adventure! This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: Alice Springs - Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - Uluru, or Ayers Rock - Kata Tjuta, or The Olgas - The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland - Sydney Opera House - Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia - Sails in the Desert Hotel in the Yulara Resort - Sydney Harbor Bridge Educational Items: Australian vocabulary - Legend of the Loch Ness Monster - AustraliaÕs geography during the Jurassic Period - History of the Australian Aboriginal people - History of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) - The Great Barrier Reef; Definition of a reef; How the Great Barrier Reef formed; Sea life in the Reef\Geography of the Reef - Equipment used in and description of experience of scuba diving - Differences between America and Australia (e.g. seasons are opposite) - AnimalsÕ use of camouflage - Aboriginal music and instruments - Use of camels in the Outback - Quick facts about Australia including its size, native plant life, geography, etc. - History of Sydney - Australian animal life Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 5.0 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 111601 Lexile Measure: 740 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Fishes Of The Great Barrier Reef And Coral Sea

Author : John E. Randall
ISBN : 0824818954
Genre : Nature
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Illustrated with colour underwater photographs, this reference work covers over 1000 species of fish. The fish are divided into family sections based on the traditional system of phylogeny, and each family is introduced with information on food habits, reproduction and distribution.

A Year On The Great Barrier Reef The Story Of Corals Etc With Plates

Author : Charles Maurice Yonge
ISBN : OCLC:504113663
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The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Len Zell
ISBN : 1743361793
Genre : Nature
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Produced in partnership with the BBCs The Great Barrier Reef television series, the book takes you on a journey along 2,300km of Australias north-eastern coastline, through the diverse range of habitats that make up this extraordinary water world. "Author from UJCOOK.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1542766966
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the reef and animals written by explorers *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "Coral is a very beautiful and unusual animal. Each coral head consists of thousand of individual polyps. These polyps are continually budding and branching into genetically identical neighbors." - Antony Garrett List People have always loved to build things, whether it's a feat of engineering in an underground subway or the construction of the world's tallest skyscraper. Thus, it's somewhat ironic that the largest structure ever built was not made by humans but by incredibly tiny organisms known as coral polyps. Over the course of tens of thousands of years, these small organisms have put together a collection of nearly 3,000 reefs that form a collective stretching across 130,000 square miles. It is often mistakenly claimed that the Great Wall of China can be seen in space, but it's absolutely true that the enormous Great Barrier Reef is visible. The sheer size of the Great Barrier Reef is mind-boggling, but its importance extends far past its physical extent. Put simply, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most beautiful spots on the planet, offering kaleidoscopic colors thanks to the coral and the species that call it home. This is understandable because a staggering number of species inhabit the Great Barrier Reef, ranging from starfish and turtles to alligators and birds. Scientists have counted about 1,500 different fish species using the reef, and it's estimated that even 1.5 million birds use the site. In designating it a World Heritage Site, UNESCO wrote of the Great Barrier Reef, "The Great Barrier Reef is a site of remarkable variety and beauty on the north-east coast of Australia. It contains the world's largest collection of coral reefs, with 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 types of mollusc. It also holds great scientific interest as the habitat of species such as the dugong ('sea cow') and the large green turtle, which are threatened with extinction." Unfortunately, an ecosystem as complex as the Great Barrier Reef is also vulnerable to a host of threats, whether it's fishing, oil spills, or climate change. J.E.N. Veron, former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, described watching how coral was affected during what's known as a mass bleaching event: "And then I saw a whammy, a mass bleaching event ... where everything turns white and dies. Sometimes it's only the fast-growing branching corals, but some of the others are horrible to see; corals that are four, five, six hundred years old-they die, too... It's real, day in, day out, and I work on this, day in, day out. It's like seeing a house on fire in slow motion...There's a fire to end all fires, and you're watching it in slow motion, and you have been for years." In fact, scientists fear that the Great Barrier Reef has lost most of its coral cover in the last 30 years, which poses a danger to the species that inhabit it, some of which are already endangered. The Great Barrier Reef: The History of the World's Largest Coral Reef looks at the history of the reef and describes it in vivid detail. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Great Barrier Reef like never before, in no time at all.

A Reef In Time

Author : J.E.N. Veron
ISBN : 9780674257382
Genre : Nature
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Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, J.E.N. Veron thought Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. “Owned by a prosperous country and accorded the protection it deserves, it would surely not go the way of the Amazon rain forest or the parklands of Africa, but would endure forever. That is what I thought once, but I think it no longer.” This book is Veron’s Silent Spring for the world’s coral reefs. Veron presents the geological history of the reef, the biology of coral reef ecosystems, and a primer on what we know about climate change. He concludes that the Great Barrier Reef and, indeed, most coral reefs will be dead from mass bleaching and irreversible acidification within the coming century unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed. If we don’t have the political will to confront the plight of the world’s reefs, he argues, current processes already in motion will become unstoppable, bringing on a mass extinction the world has not seen for 65 million years. Our species has cracked its own genetic code and sent representatives of its kind to the moon—we can certainly save the world’s reefs if we want to. But to achieve this goal, we must devote scientific expertise and political muscle to the development of green technologies that will dramatically reduce greenhouse emissions and reverse acidification of the oceans.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Helen Scales
ISBN : 1838749845
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A captivating illustrated introduction to The Great Barrier Reef, written by renowned Oceanographer and author, Helen Scales. Illustrated by up and comer Lisk Feng, this is perfect for intrepid young snorkelers or children curious about the world under the sea. With nearly 400,000 square kilometers of dazzling color, intricate ecosystems and unique creatures large and small, The Great Barrier Reef is one of the great natural wonders of our world. Vibrant, dynamic illustrations illuminate this enchanting place, its animal inhabitants, and the peoples who have embraced it as a centerpiece of their cultures. Learn all about how the reef came to be, its place in the world, and perhaps most importantly, what we can all do to help ensure that The Great Barrier Reef will be around for countless future generations to discover!

The Great Barrier Reef Revised Edition

Author : James Woodford
ISBN : 9781742629193
Genre : Travel
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The real Great Barrier Reef is not just a single clown fish or a colony of branching stag horn coral. It is not simply the crystal clear water, cocktails and beautiful bodies of the tourist ads. Nor is it just the stage for murders, mishaps, shipwrecks, shark attacks, crocodile death rolls or gropers that swallow men's heads whole and only sometimes spit them back out. The real Great Barrier Reef is a living thing - a 2300-kilometre-long, untamed organism, made up of trillions of animals. It is the magnificent and terrifying home to the wild things of nightmares and hallucinations. James Woodford wanted to understand the real reef in all its complexity and along its entire, extraordinary length. For a year he worked and dived with marine biologists, exploring it from the coral outpost of Lord Howe Island in the south to the crocodile-haunted waters at the reef's northern boundary in Cape York. The Great Barrier Reef is a thrilling study of the reef - of its beauty, mystery and terror as it faces its greatest threat, rising sea temperatures that stem from global warming. Part science, part history, part travel and wholly adventurous, Woodford's book is as captivating, grand and magical as the reef itself.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Pat Hutchings
ISBN : 9781486308200
Genre : Science
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The iconic and beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world. With contributions from international experts, this timely and fully updated second edition of The Great Barrier Reef describes the animals, plants and other organisms of the reef, as well as the biological, chemical and physical processes that influence them. It contains new chapters on shelf slopes and fisheries and addresses pressing issues such as climate change, ocean acidification, coral bleaching and disease, and invasive species. The Great Barrier Reef is a must-read for the interested reef tourist, student, researcher and environmental manager. While it has an Australian focus, it can equally be used as a reference text for most Indo-Pacific coral reefs.

The Geomorphology Of The Great Barrier Reef

Author : David Hopley
ISBN : 9781139463928
Genre : Science
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This 2007 book reviews the history of geomorphological studies of the Great Barrier Reef and assesses the influences of sea-level change and oceanographic processes on the development of reefs over the last 10,000 years. It presents analyses of recently attained data from the Great Barrier Reef and reconstructions of the sequence of events which have led to its more recent geomorphology. The authors emphasise the importance of the geomorphological time span and its applications for present management applications. This is a valuable reference for academic researchers in geomorphology and oceanography, and will also appeal to graduate students in related fields.

Great Barrier Reef Coloring Book

Author : Ruth Soffer
ISBN : 9780486456898
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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With a variety of life rivaled only by a tropical rain forest, Australia's Barrier Reef is the sea's grandest jewel. This collection offers incredible illustrations of a tiger shark, spotfin lionfish, crown-of-thorns starfish, bluespine unicornfish, scribbled angelfish, and 25 more.

Amazing Pictures And Facts About The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Mina Kelly
ISBN : 154844023X
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Kids-U presents... The Great Barrier Reef...The Largest Coral Reef System in the World Have you ever wondered just what the Great Barrier Reef is? How large is it? How did it come to be? In this book you will find out many exciting facts about The Great Barrier Reef. You will explore the mysteries that it holds and view some amazing picture along the way on a journey that is sure to intrigue even the youngest children.. Children are naturally curious and through the use of great images and simple questions, this approach satisfies their curiosity in a way that helps them to retain the knowledge. This book will show your children a new way to look at things and begin them on a journey to lifelong learning Your children will learn how to: Ask questions about the world. Really "see" the world. Fulfill their natural curiosity every day by searching out the answers to their questions. And much more! Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1- What is the Great Barrier Reef? Chapter 2- How Big is the Great Barrier Reef? Chapter 3- Are there any Fish in the Great Barrier Reef? Chapter 4- What other Animal live in the Great Barrier Reef? Chapter 5- Is all of the Great Barrier Reef Underwater? Chapter 6- How Long has the Great Barrier Reef been Growing? Chapter 7- Have any Ships ever ran Into the Reef? Chapter 8- Are there any Sunken Treasures at the Great Barrier Reef? Chapter 9- Is the Great Barrier Reef deep or shallow? Chapter 10- Is the Great Barrier Reef one of the Wonders of the World? Chapter 11- How many People Visit the Great Barrier Reef each year? Chapter 12- Could the Great Barrier Reef ever be Relocated? Chapter 13- Why are the Waters in the Great Barrier Reef so Clear? Chapter 14- How Many Different Species of Fish live in one area of the Reef? Chapter 15- Do People live on the Great Barrier Reef? Chapter 16- Can the Great Barrier Reef be seen from space? Chapter 17- What can People do at the Great Barrier Reef that's not Underwater? Chapter 18- How is the Great Barrier Reef Important to the World? Chapter 19- Can I see the Great Barrier Reef on Google Street View? Chapter 20- Is the Great Barrier Reef in any Danger?

Physical Oceanographic Processes Of The Great Barrier Reef

Author : E. Wolanski
ISBN : 9781351092500
Genre : Science
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Physical Oceanographic Processes of the Great Barrier Reef is the first comprehensive volume describing the water circulation and its influence in controlling the distribution of marine life on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. The book uses exhaustive field and numerical studies to show how the influence of the salient topography occurs at all scales.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author : Ben Daley
ISBN : 9781135934415
Genre : Nature
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The Great Barrier Reef is located along the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia and is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem. Designated a World Heritage Area, it has been subject to increasing pressures from tourism, fishing, pollution and climate change, and is now protected as a marine park. 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. In more recent decades, human impacts on the Great Barrier Reef have spread, accelerated and intensified, with implications for current management and conservation practices. There is now better scientific understanding of the threats faced by the ecosystem. Yet these modern challenges occur against a background of historical levels of exploitation that is little-known, and that has reduced the ecosystem's resilience. 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.

The Great Barrier Reef

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ISBN : 1741931312
Genre : Coral reef animals
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The Great Barrier Reef attracts over two million visitors every year. It is one of the world's greatest natural wonders and one of the planet's most biodiverse habitats. In a country noted for its physical beauty, the Great Barrier Reef is Australia's crowning jewel. This lavish and unique portrait of The Great Barrier Reef represents a bold new direction for Steve Parish Publishing as we embrace the expertise and creative talent of new authors and photographers in 2007.

Great Barrier Reef

Author : iMinds
ISBN : 9781921798085
Genre : Travel
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Learn about the history of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia with iMinds Travel's insightful fast knowledge series. Imagine a sea of sparkling, clear blue water speckled with multicoloured coral. Imagine crabs, turtles, dugongs, sea snakes and hundreds of species of fish swimming among this coral. Now imagine this scene stretching out for more than two thousand kilometres, or 1240 miles! This is the Great Barrier Reef, which is so expansive it is said that if you dived along it every day of your life you would not see it all. Situated along the northeast coastline of Australia, in the Pacific Ocean, the reef stretches from southern Queensland to just below Papua New Guinea. Often regarded as one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is a dazzling sight. But it is more than that. Made up of almost 3000 individual coral reefs, the area houses a wealth of marine life. Indeed, it is the most complex coral reef system in the world and one of the most dynamic ecosystems, of any kind, that exists on our planet. In 1981 it was deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Area - and remains the largest to gain this status. iMinds will tell you the story behind the place with its innovative travel series, transporting the armchair traveller or getting you in the mood for discover on route to your destination. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

The Great Barrier Reef

Author : James Bowen
ISBN : 1139440640
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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One of the world's natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef stretches more than 2000 kilometres in a maze of coral reefs and islands along Australia's north-eastern coastline. Now unfolding the fascinating story behind its mystique this 2002 book provides for the first time a comprehensive cultural and ecological history of European impact, from early voyages of discovery to developments in Reef science and management. Incisive and a delight to read in its thorough account of the scientific, social and environmental consequences of European impact on the world's greatest coral reef system, this extraordinary book is sure to become a classic.

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