Coral Reefs of the World

Coral Reefs of the USA

Editors: Riegl, Bernhard, Dodge, Richard E. (Eds.)

  • Offers a complete compilation of geology and biology information for all US coral reefs
  • Written by the most experienced authorities in the field
  • Richly illustrated
  • Contains Up-to-date information about ecosystem status
  • Includes an extensive literature list useful as a guide to further study
  • Contains much, never-before published information
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About this book

Coral Reefs of the USA provides a complete overview of the present status of knowledge regarding all coral reef areas within the USA and its territories. It is written by the most experienced authorities in their fields and geographic areas. Stretching from the Caribbean to the western Pacific, the coral reefs of the USA span extensive geographic and biotic diversity, occur in a wide variety of geomorphological settings, and provide a representative cross-section of Holocene reef-building. This book will therefore be of broad general interest. For the first time, complete scholarly reviews are given for the geology, geomorphology and the biology of reefs encompassing a vast area stretching from the Mariana Islands in the west, Samoa in the south, Hawaii in the north and the Virgin Islands in the east. This book is not a status report, but will provide up-to-date information about stressors and the biotic responses of the reefs, as well as the geological explanations why these reefs exist in the first place. It will be an invaluable baseline-reference for all those who are engaged in research or management of these coral reefs or to those who simply enjoy being well-informed about one of the most iconic ecosystems of the USA.

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From the reviews:

"It is a superb, well written, and beautifully illustrated account of all the major coral reefs in the continental US and its overseas possessions. … The profusion of maps, charts, aerial and underwater photographs, and drawings are of excellent quality. This is the first volume of a series that will cover the coral reefs of the world. … Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." (J. C. Briggs, Choice, Vol. 46 (2), October, 2008)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Diversity of Oceans, Reefs, People, and Ideas: A Perspective of US Coral Reef Research

    Riegl, Bernhard M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Controls on Late Quaternary Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys

    Lidz, Barbara H. (et al.)

    Pages 9-74

  • A Perspective on the Biology of Florida Keys Coral Reefs

    Jaap, Walter C. (et al.)

    Pages 75-125

  • Coral Reefs, Present and Past, on the West Florida Shelf and Platform Margin

    Hine, Albert C. (et al.)

    Pages 127-173

  • The Reef Tract of Continental Southeast Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, USA)

    Banks, Kenneth W. (et al.)

    Pages 175-220

Buy this book

eBook $269.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6847-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $349.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-6846-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coral Reefs of the USA
Editors
  • Bernhard Riegl
  • Richard E. Dodge
Series Title
Coral Reefs of the World
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6847-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6847-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6846-1
Series ISSN
2213-719X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 803
Topics