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Ethnobiology of corals and coral reefs

Author: Nemer E Narchi; Lisa L Price
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland ; New York : Springer, [2015] ©2015
Series: Ethnobiology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the ethnobiology of corals by examining the various ways in which humans, past and present, have exploited and taken care of coral and coralline habitats. Ethnobiology of Corals  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nemer E Narchi; Lisa L Price
ISBN: 3319237624 9783319237626
OCLC Number: 915120172
Description: xviii, 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction / Nemer E. Narchi and Lisa L. Price --
2. Seeing corals with Darwin's "eye of reason" : discovering an image of a tropical atoll in the English countryside / Richard Milner --
3. The reef sulphur cycle : influence on climate and ecosystem services / Graham B. Jones --
4. Symbols at war. The impact of Corallium rubrum in the Indo-Pakistani subcontinent / Massimo Vidale, Johannes Pignatti, Leonardo Langella, and Giuseppe Guida --
5. Ethnobiology of Corallium rubrum : protection, healing, medicine, and magic / Lisa L. Price and Nemer E. Narchi --
6. Corals and coralline organisms in Seri culture : traditional and modern uses / Nemer E. Narchi, Cathy Moser Marlett, and Hans Bertsch --
7. Puka mai he koʻa : the significance of corals in Hawaiian culture / Toni M. Gregg, Lucas Mead, John H.R. Burns, and Misaki Takabayashi --
8. Coral gardens of the Dumo people of Papua New Guinea : a preliminary account / Aung Si and Francesca Lahe-Deklin --
9. The catch of Maui : coral gardens in the past and present of the Tongan Islands / Thomas Malm --
10. Change in Roviana Lagoon coral reef ethnobiology / Shankar Aswani and Simon Albert --
11. Rocky reefs : preserving biodiversity for the benefit of the communities in the aquarium of the world / Alexandra Sánchez-Rodríguez, Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Brad Erisman, Victoria M. Jiménez-Esquivel, and Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango --
12. Conservation of corals in the Colombian Caribbean / Gisella S. Cruz-Garcia and Paul J.E. Peters.
Series Title: Ethnobiology.
Responsibility: Nemer E. Narchi, Lisa L. Price, editors.

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