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Author Bowen, James.

Title The Great Barrier Reef : history, science, heritage / James Bowen and Margarita Bowen
Published Cambridge ; Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2002

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Description xvii, 454 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps. ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Machine derived contents note: Part I. Navigators and Naturalists in the Age of Sail: 1. Quest for the great south land -- 2. Voyage of the 'Endeavour': Cook and the Labyrinth -- 3. Endeavour naturalists: 'a separate creation' -- 4. Matthew Flinders: voyage of The Investigator -- 5. The reef explored: early surveys 1821-1844 -- 6. Reef charts completed 1846-1862 -- 7. The reef as a maritime highway: colony of Queensland 1859-1900 -- 8. From natural history to science 1850-1900 voyages of the Challenger and Chevert -- 9. Exploitation and resource raiding 1860-1890 -- 10. For maximum yield: reef biology -- Part II. A New Era in Reef Awareness from Scientific Investigation to Conservation and Heritage: 11. Origin and structure of coral reefs: from Forster to Darwin -- 12. Darwin's legacy: coral reef controversy 1863-1923 -- 13. Exploitation challenged rise of ecology: the subversive science -- 14. Reef research and controversy 1920-1930 -- 15. The Low Isles expedition 1928-1929: Planning and preparation -- 16. Biological research of the Low Isles expedition -- 17. From depression to war: tourism, conservation and science 1929-1939 -- 18. The Pacific War and its aftermath -- 19. A new problem: the conservation controversy 1958-1972 -- 20. Crisis resolution: formation of an environmental management authority -- 21. A new era: research-based management -- 22. The reef under pressure: problems of management -- 23. The reef as heritage: a challenge for the future
Summary "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. This book unfolds the fascinating story behind its mystique, providing for the first time a comprehensive cultural and ecological history of European impact, from early voyages of discovery to the most recent developments in Reef science and management."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Nature - Effect of human beings on - Queensland - Great Barrier Reef -
Natural history - general (Australia ) Ecology & environmental science Hydrology & oceanography
Human ecology - Queensland - Great Barrier Reef - History
Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) - History
Nature - Effect of human beings on - Queensland - Great Barrier Reef
Natural history - general (Australia) Ecology & environmental science Hydrology & oceanography
Notes Errata slip inserted
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human ecology -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- History.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- History.
Natural history -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Coral reef conservation -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Australia -- Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- History.
Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- Conservation.
Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- Ecology.
Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Author Bowen, Margarita.
LC no. 2002073922
ISBN 0521824303 hb