Ethnobiology

Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs

Editors: Narchi, Nemer E., Price, Lisa L. (Eds.)

  • ​First ever compendium of human-coral interactions ever to be published; there are no similar books, making it particularly unique to the field of ethnobiology
  • The book will be balanced with interesting coverage appropriate to a general, well-educated audience as well as to scholars in ethnobiology
  • Approximately 50 color photos ranging from underwater to beautiful historic pieces of coral jewelry from various cultures and periods
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About this book

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.  This book will bring the educated general audience closer to corals by exploring the various circumstances of human-coral coexistence by providing scientifically sound and jargon-free perspectives and experiences from across the globe. Corals are a vital part of the marine environment since they promote and sustain marine and global biodiversity while providing numerous other environmental and cultural services. Countless valuable coral conservation efforts are published in academic and general audience venues on a daily basis. However relevant, few of these reports show a direct, deeper understanding of the intimate relationship between people and corals throughout the world’s societies. Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs establishes an intimate bond between the audience and the wonder of corals and their importance to humankind.

Reviews

“The book focuses on ethnobiology, or the interaction of humans and their environments. … The book is nicely illustrated with color and black-and-white plates. The text is very readable and will be particularly helpful to coral reef biologists/ecologists, anthropologists, and anyone interested in how humans interact with a specific environment. … Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; general readers.” (L. T. Spencer, Choice, Vol. 53 (12), September, 2016)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Narchi, Nemer E. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Seeing Corals with Darwin’s “Eye of Reason”: Discovering an Image of a Tropical Atoll in the English Countryside

    Milner, Richard

    Pages 15-25

  • The Reef Sulphur Cycle: Influence on Climate and Ecosystem Services

    Jones, Graham B.

    Pages 27-57

  • Symbols at War. The Impact of Corallium rubrum in the Indo-Pakistani Subcontinent

    Vidale, Massimo (et al.)

    Pages 59-72

  • Ethnobiology of Corallium rubrum: Protection, Healing, Medicine, and Magic

    Price, Lisa L. (et al.)

    Pages 73-86

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23763-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23762-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnobiology of Corals and Coral Reefs
Editors
  • Nemer E. Narchi
  • Lisa L. Price
Series Title
Ethnobiology
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23763-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23763-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23762-6
Series ISSN
2365-7553
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 240
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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