The Mediterranean Sea

Its history and present challenges

Editors: Goffredo, Stefano, Dubinsky, Zvy (Eds.)

  • Environmental change relations in the Mediterranean Sea since its formation and all aspects of life in it and around its shores
  • Looks at ways the geology, currents and chemistry of the Sea have affected plant life, fauna and mankind from  the distant  past, through present patterns, towards likely future scenarios
  • Essential to researchers and advanced students focusing on the Mediterranean environment, biota, past, heritage and challenges laying ahead for its diverse dependents​
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About this book

This volume is an indispensable addition to the multidisciplinary coverage of the science of the Mediterranean Sea. The editors have gathered leading authorities from the fields of Marine Biology, Ecology, paleoclimatology, Chemical and Physical Oceanography, Zoology, Botany, Aquatic Photosynthesis, Socioeconomics, Mariculture,  Mediterranean History and Science of Humanity.   Beginning with the birth of the Mediterranean Sea and its myths. From coral to fish, an introduction is given to its major inhabitants of plants and animals past and present. The chapters illustrate how organisms interact as part of the structure and function of the Sea's main ecosystems. The rise of the Mediterranean as the cradle of the Western Civilization leads to a discourse on the status of human interaction with the sea. Accelerating global climate change, water warming, ocean acidification and sea level rise, and analyses of their effects on key organisms, entire ecosystems and  human socioeconomics are given. Forecasting and predictions are presented taking into account different future scenarios from the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change).   The volume is richly illustrated in color, with an extensive bibliography. A valuable addition to the limited literature in the field, offering up-to-date broad coverage merging science and humanities.​

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“The editors have done a superb job of bringing together an updated, multidisciplinary survey of the Mediterranean Sea as we know it today. … This book belongs in university libraries and on the desks and bookshelves of all researchers interested in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a credit to the science and study of the Mediterranean Sea, and as such it makes an important contribution to the literature.” (Charles W. Finkl, Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 31 (3), May, 2015)


Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • The Geological Origins and Paleoceanographic History of the Mediterranean Region: Tethys to Present

    Picotti, Vincenzo (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • A Channeled Shelf Fan Initiated by Flooding of the Black Sea

    Ryan, William B. F. (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • Past, Present and Future Patterns of the Thermohaline Circulation and Characteristic Water Masses of the Mediterranean Sea

    Skliris, Nikolaos

    Pages 29-48

  • Past, Present and Future Patterns in the Nutrient Chemistry of the Eastern Mediterranean

    Krom, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Marine Chemosynthesis in the Mediterranean Sea

    Taviani, Marco

    Pages 69-83

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-6703-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0186-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mediterranean Sea
Book Subtitle
Its history and present challenges
Editors
  • Stefano Goffredo
  • Zvy Dubinsky
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6704-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6704-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6703-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0186-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 678
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations, 169 illustrations in colour
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