World Atlas of Mangroves

World Atlas of Mangroves

Description

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.


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Details

Author(s)
Mark Spalding, Mami Kainuma, Lorna Collins
Format
Hardback | 336 pages
Dimensions
210 x 298 x 22.86mm | 1,474g
Publication date
01 Sep 2010
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint
Earthscan Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Full colour throughout, maps, photographs
ISBN10
1844076571
ISBN13
9781844076574
Bestsellers rank
838,640