Atlas of Crabs of the Persian Gulf

Author: Reza Naderloo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319493749
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Science

This illustrated atlas describes 256 extant brachyuran crab species in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. Identification keys are provided for 37 brachyuran families, 144 genera and 256 species on the basis of their main synapomorphies. Brief but precise descriptions highlighting the main characteristics are also provided for every family. The atlas displays features high-quality color photos, offering a hands-on guide and equipping readers to readily diagnose crab species in the region. Importantly, a line drawing of the first male gonopod, as well as its main diagnostic characteristics, are provided for all species. Further, every species is supplemented with synonymies that encompass the original descriptions, overall revision of the given taxa, monographs and all records from the northwestern Indian Ocean including the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. For each species, the book provides detailed local and global distribution maps, together with important ecological data including habitat preference. Further, it includes a general introduction to the brachyuran crabs with schematic drawings of their external morphology, as well as a comprehensive introduction to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman as marine ecoregions (geography, hydrology, biology, and environmental condition). The book offers an indispensable guide for all professionals, researchers, and students interested in brachyuran crabs around the globe and particularly in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

A Bird Atlas of Kenya

Author: Adrian Lewis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351470117
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Nature

Kenya, a country only the size of Texas, has one of the richest avifaunas in Africa. This atlas is an explanatory overview of Kenya's 1065 species, essential both to the birdwatcher as a means of finding birds and interpreting the significance of field observations, and to the ornithologist as a standard reference work.

Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries

Author: Daniel Pauly
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610917698
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Nature

The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery catch data. This groundbreaking information has been gathered from independent sources by the world's foremost fisheries experts. Edited by Daniel Pauly and Dirk Zeller of the Sea Around Us Project, the Atlas includes one-page reports on 273 countries and their territories, plus fourteen topical global chapters. Each national report describes the current state of the country's fishery; the policies, politics, and social factors affecting it; and potential solutions. The global chapters address cross-cutting issues, from the economics of fisheries to the impacts of mariculture. Extensive maps and graphics offer attractive and accessible visual representations.

World Atlas of Mangroves

Author: Mark Spalding
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136530951
Release Date: 2010-09-23
Genre: Reference

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.

Philip s Atlas of the Oceans

Author: John Pernetta
Publisher: Philip's
ISBN: PSU:000025936643
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Atlases, British

Prepared by authors, consultants and advisers from over 20 academic bodies, this text uses hundreds of photographs, maps and diagrams to explain every aspect of the world's oceans and seas.

Atlas of Mesopotamia

Author: Martinus Adrianus Beek
ISBN: UCBK:C039776048
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Atlases, British

Survey of the history and civilization from the Stone Age to fall of Babylon.

Atlas of the Sea

Author: Robert Barton
Publisher: John Day Company, Incorporated
ISBN: UCSD:31822013044169
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the main features, processes, and resources of the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern Oceans and the main seas of the world