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Author Spalding, Mark, author

Title World atlas of mangroves / Mark Spalding, Mami Kainuma and Lorna Collins
Published London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 319 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
Contents Introduction -- Mangrove ecosystems -- Mangroves and people -- Mapping mangroves -- Eastern and southern Africa -- The Middle East -- South Asia -- South-East Asia -- East Asia -- Australia and New Zealand -- Pacific islands -- North and central America and the Caribbean -- South America -- West and central Africa -- Annex 1. Species descriptions and range maps -- Annex 2. National species lists -- Annex 3. National statistics
Summary "Published with ISME, ITTO and project partners FAO, UNESCO-MAB, UNEP-WCMC and UNU-INWEH. This atlas provides the first truly global assessment of the state of the world's mangroves. Written by a leading expert on mangroves with support from the top international researchers and conservation organizations, this full colour atlas contains 60 full-page maps, hundreds of photographs and illustrations and a comprehensive country-by-country assessment of mangroves. Mangroves are considered both ecologically and from a human perspective. Initial chapters provide a global view, with information on distribution, biogeography, productivity and wider ecology, as well as on human uses, economic values, threats, and approaches for mangrove management. These themes are revisited throughout the regional chapters, where the maps provide a spatial context or starting point for further exploration. The book also presents a wealth of statistics on biodiversity, habitat area, loss and economic value which provide a unique record of mangroves against which future threats and changes can be evaluated. Case-studies, written by regional experts provide insights into regional mangrove issues, including primary and potential productivity, biodiversity, and information on present and traditional uses and values and sustainable management"--EBL book details
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mangrove forests -- Maps.
Mangrove plants -- Maps.
Mangrove swamps -- Maps.
Genre/Form Maps.
Form Electronic book
Author Collins, Lorna, author
Kainuma, Mami, author
ISBN 1849776601 (electronic bk.)
9781849776608 (electronic bk.)