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The atlas of coasts & oceans : ecosystems, threatened resources, marine conservation / by Hinrichsen, Don.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 116-125) and index.Pt. 1. People and coasts -- pt. 2. Major threats to ocean resources -- pt. 3. Trade, commerce, and tourism -- pt. 4. Climate change -- pt. 5. Seas in conflict -- pt. 6. Management of coastal and marine areas.
Subjects: Coastal ecology.; Marine ecology.;
© 2011., The University of Chicago Press,
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Planet ocean : voyage to the heart of the marine realm / by Ballesta, Laurent,1974-; Descamp, Pierre,1973-;
Subjects: Marine ecology.; Marine biodiversity.;
© [2007], c2005., National Geographic,
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Smithsonian ocean : our water, our world / by Cramer, Deborah.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [280]-290) and index.BEGINNINGS. Eden in the depths -- First land, first sea -- TOUCHED BY THE SEA. Building the basin -- Breathing -- Circle of water -- Explosion of life -- A green sea -- Arrival of fishes -- Climate from the sea -- Mass extinction -- The Anthropocene -- TOUCHING THE SEA. The long migration -- Edge of continents -- Rhythms on a reef -- Far ends of the earth -- Where rivers meet the sea -- Our water, our world -- Timeline.The author of Great Waters: An Atlantic Passage identifies a living partnership between the earth and its life, explaining the comparatively new responsibility of human beings in protecting the sea in order to safeguard climate and environmental interests.
Subjects: Marine biology.; Marine ecology.;
© 2008., Smithsonian Books in association with HarperCollins,
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Marine pollution : what everyone needs to know / by Weis, Judith S.,1941-;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction to the marine environment and pollution -- Nutrients -- Marine debris -- Oil and related chemicals -- Metals -- Pesticides and industrial organic chemicals -- Emerging concerns -- Bioaccumulation and biomagnification -- Climate change and ocean acidification -- Biological pollution -- Regulating and reducing pollution."Marine pollution occurs today in varied forms--chemical, industrial, and agricultural--and the sources of pollution are endless. In recent history, we've seen oil spills, untreated sewage, eutrophication, invasive species, heavy metals, acidification, radioactive substances, marine litter, and overfishing, among other significant problems. Though marine pollution has long been a topic of concern, it has very recently exploded in environmental, economic, and political debate circles; scientists and non-scientists alike continue to be shocked and dismayed at the sheer diversity of water pollutants and the many ways they can come to harm our environment and our bodies. In Marine Pollution: What Everyone Needs to Know, Judith Weis covers marine pollution from numerous angles, each fascinating in its own right. Beginning with its sources and history, she discusses common pollutants, why they are harmful, why they cause controversy, and how we can prevent them from destroying our aquatic ecosystems. Questions ask what actually happened with the Exxon Valdez, and why harmful algal blooms are a serious concern. Covering pollutants that are only now surfacing as major threats, such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, and metal nanoparticles, she explains how these can begin in the water and progress up the food chain to emerge in human bodies. Looking at the effects of climate change and acidification on marine pollution levels, we learn how we can begin to reduce pollution at the local and global levels."--Publisher description.
Subjects: Marine pollution.; Marine ecology.;
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Citizens of the sea : wonderous creatures from the census of marine life / by Knowlton, Nancy.;
"The incredible variety of marine life--in numbers, body form, behavior, and more--is at the heart of Citizens of the Sea, an irresistible plunge into the surprising world beneath the waves."-from inside cover.Names & numbers -- Appearances are everything -- Sense & sensibilities -- Ocean locomotion -- Settling down & growing up -- There's no place like home -- Sea food -- Best friends -- The more, the merrier -- Sex and the sea -- Deep time -- Dangerous encounters -- For what it's worth -- Bad new, good news.
Subjects: Marine animals; Marine ecology.;
© c2010., National Geographic Society,
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The marine world : a natural history of ocean life / by Dipper, Frances,1951-; Dando, Marc,illustrator.;
"For everyone with an interest in the ocean, such as marine biologists, students, naturalists, and divers. Encompasses organisms that live in, on, and around the ocean. Includes color illustrations, line drawings, and over 1,500 color photographs, and information on identification, distribution, structure, biology, ecology, classification, and conservation"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Part I: The Physical Ocean -- Ocean Research -- The Marine Environment -- Part II: The Living Ocean -- Environments and Ecosystems -- Part III: Marine Life -- Ocean Life -- Bacteria and Archaea -- Marine Plants and Chromists -- Marine Fungi -- Protozoa -- Microanimals -- Sponges -- Cnidarians -- Annelid Worms -- Other Worms -- Molluscs -- Brachiopods -- Arthropods -- Bryozoans -- Echinoderms -- Hemichordates -- Chordates -- Marine Fishes -- Marine Reptiles -- Marine Mammals -- Marine Birds -- Interrelationships -- Marine Protected Areas.With color illustrations, line drawings, more than 1,500 color photographs, and clear, accessible text, this book encompasses all those organisms that live in, on, and around the ocean, bringing together in a single text everything from the minuscule to the immense. [From publisher's description].
Subjects: Marine ecology.; Marine sciences.; Oceanography.;
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Scholastic's The magic school bus gets eaten : a book about food chains / by Relf, Patricia.; Cole, Joanna.; Bracken, Carolyn,ill.; Scholastic Productions.;
What could a tunafish sandwich and some smelly green pond scum have in common? Come on an underwater adventure in the magic school bus and find out!
Subjects: Food chains (Ecology); Food chains (Ecology); Marine ecology.; Ecology.;
© c1996., Scholastic,
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Marine microbiology : ecology and applications / by Munn, C. B.(Colin B.);
Includes bibliographical references and index.Microbes in the marine environment -- Methods in marine microbiology -- Metabolic diversity and ecophysiology -- Marine bacteria -- Marine Archaea -- Marine eukaryotic microbes -- Marine viruses -- Microbes in ocean processes : carbon cycling -- Microbes in ocean processes : nitrogen, sulfur, iron, and phosphorus cycling -- Symbiotic associations -- Microbial diseases of marine organisms -- Marine microbes as agents of human disease -- Microbial aspects of marine biofouling, biodeterioration, and pollution -- Marine microbes and biotechnology.
Subjects: Marine microbiology.;
© c2011., Garland Science,
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Yes, there are alternatives to plastic : returning planet plastic to planet Earth / by Adams, Jane Stewart;
The world is rebelling against plastic! We can turn Planet Plastic back in to Planet Earth if we all pull together. If we want to survive as a species and allow our natural world to thrive alongside us, we must go through some of the biggest challenges and changes in the history of mankind. Our precious oceans can't take any more rubbish and definitely not more toxic plastic that is endangering and killing life everywhere! We need to know what it is doing to our world right now to stop its apocalyptic onslaught. The ultimate solution to the global plastic crisis is to stop making plastic in its many forms. Natural and sustainable alternatives must be used in order to protect the world from this scourge of the age. We can all do something today to reduce our reliance on plastic. The handy 'Swaps' section of this book will help you to rethink the plastic you use and to find your own way through this mine field. Most of the more unusual items mentioned in the book can be purchased in Plastic Free/Zero Waste shops or online. We all have our part to play. Are you ready? All hands on deck for this war! A healthy and thriving planet for all life OR polluted plastic nightmare of global proportions...It's entirely our choice!Introduction -- Chapter One Memories of life before plastic -- Chapter Two Plastic, a global problem -- Chapter Three Plastic inside us -- Chapter Four Plastic free? -- Chapter Five Land matters -- Chapter Six Learning from the past -- Chapter Seven General advice -- Chapter Eight Consigning petrochemical plastic to history -- Chapter Nine What should we recycle? -- Chapter Ten Let's end single use plastic! -- Swaps thinking planet first, not plastic -- Last thoughts -- What a plastic-free world would look like -- Games to raise awareness -- Setting up an alternatives to plastic demo table -- Recommended organizations/websites and books.
Subjects: Nature; Human ecology.; Environmental protection.; Plastic marine debris.; Environmentalism.; Sustainability.;
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Polar bears : a complete guide to their biology and behavior / by Derocher, Andrew E.; Lynch, Wayne.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.A polar bear described -- Evolution -- Early polar bear-human interactions -- Arctic marine ecosystems -- Sea ice and habitat -- Prey -- Distribution and populations -- Hunting methods -- Polar bear behavior -- Den ecology -- From birth to death -- Threats -- Looking forward -- Appendix A. Scientific names of plants and animals -- Appendix B. Species of plants and animals eaten by polar bears.Presents an introduction to the polar bear, discussing its evolution, physical characteristics, life cycle, predatory behavior, habitat, and the threats to its existence from global warming.
Subjects: Polar bear.; Polar bear;
© 2012., Johns Hopkins University Press ; Polar Bears International,
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