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Atoll environment and ecology / by Herold J. Wiens.


Description:

Author(s):
Wiens, Herold J. (Herold Jacob), 1912-1971.
Title:
Atoll environment and ecology / by Herold J. Wiens.
Imprint:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c1962.
Physical Description:
xxii, 532 p., [44] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Formatted Contents Note:
Atoll definition and the atoll environment -- The geography of the physical characteristics of atolls -- The topography and geology of an atoll reef -- The evolution of coral atolls: evidence and theory -- The dynamics of atoll morphology -- Weather and climate in the Pacific atoll realm -- Pacific equatorial currents, swells and waves -- Lagoon circulation, temperature, salinity and light -- The geographic distribution of atoll marine fauna -- Atoll marine biota, habitats and ecology -- Marine biological relationships and nutrition -- Marine fauna dangerous to man -- Atoll sea and shore birds -- Atoll land: the fresh-water problem -- Atoll land: soil character and types -- Plant origins on atoll islands -- Atoll land plant distribution and association -- Atoll terrestrial fauna -- Man in atoll ecology.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-504) and index.
Topical Term:
Coral reef ecology.
Coral reefs and islands.
Coral reef biology.
Coral reef organisms.
Access Information:
LibraryLocationCall NumberTypeCopies
SWFSC Santa Cruz Laboratory Library, Santa Cruz, CASTACKSQH541.5.C7 W5BOOK1
SWFSC La Jolla Laboratory Library, La Jolla, CASTACKSQH541.5.C7 W5BOOK1
SWFSC Honolulu Laboratory Library, Honolulu, HISTACKSQH541.5.C7 W5 1962BOOK1
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