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A Reef in Time

The Great Barrier Reef from Beginning to End

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$27.00 • £23.95 • €24.95

ISBN 9780674034976

Publication Date: 03/30/2010


304 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

48 color illustrations, 37 halftones

Belknap Press


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  • Preface
  • 1. The Big Picture
  • 2. The Great Barrier Reef: An Overview
  • 3. Corals and Reefs: Controls and Processes
  • 4. The State of the Great Barrier Reef
  • 5. Mass Extinctions and Reef Gaps
  • 6. Messages from Deep Time
  • 7. The Cenozoic Roller-Coaster
  • 8. Australia Adrift
  • 9. The Ice Ages
  • 10. The Last Glacial Cycle
  • 11. Many Origins
  • 12. Stone Age Utopia
  • 13. An Enhanced Greenhouse World
  • 14. Temperature and Mass Bleaching
  • 15. Ocean Acidity and Coralline Osteoporosis
  • 16. The Ocean’s Canary
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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