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A reef in time : the Great Barrier Reef from beginning to end / J.E.N. Veron.
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D578.778909943/VER/MAIN
Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press,
2008.
ix, 289 p., [32] p. of plates :b ill. ; 24 cm.
Formerly CIP. Uk
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"J. E. N. 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."--BOOK JACKET.
9780674026797 (cloth : alk. paper) 0674026799 (cloth : alk. paper);
https://library.australianmuseum.net.au//fullRecord.jsp?recno=44885
The big picture -- The Great Barrier Reef -- Corals and reefs -- The state of the Great Barrier Reef -- Mass extinctions and reef gaps -- Messages from deep time -- The Cenozoic roller-coaster -- Australia adrift -- The ice ages -- The last glacial cycle
-- Many origins -- Stone age utopia -- An enhanced greenhouse world -- Temperature and mass bleaching -- Ocean acidity and coralline osteoporosis -- The ocean's canary.
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