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The reef : a passionate history / Iain McCalman.

McCalman, Iain, (Author).

  • ISBN: 9780374248192
  • ISBN: 0374248192
  • Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scientific American, 2014.

Available copies

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Gloucester Adult New Books New 994.3/McCalman (Text to phone) Checked out 08/11/2014
Beverly Main NEW DU 280 .G68 M44 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Lynnfield Adult Nonfiction DU 280 .G68 M44 2014 (Text to phone) Available -
Marblehead Adult New Nonfiction NEW 994.3 McCALMAN 2014 (Text to phone) Checked out 08/14/2014
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) 994.3 McCalman (Text to phone) Available -
Salem Adult Non-Fiction 994.3/McCALMAN (Text to phone) Checked out 08/11/2014
Saugus Adult Nonfiction 994.3 Mccalman (Text to phone) Available -
Swampscott Lower Level 994.3 M (Text to phone) Checked out 08/12/2014
Wakefield Adult NEW Nonfiction (Across from Circulation Desk) 994.3 McCalman (Text to phone) Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Note: Prologue : A country of the mind -- Labyrinth : Captain Cook's entrapment -- Barrier : Matthew Flinders's dilemma -- Cage : Eliza Fraser's hack writer -- Bastion : Joseph Jukes's epiphanies -- Hearth : Barbara Thompson, the ghost maiden -- Heartlands : the lost lives of Karkynjib and Anco -- Refuge : William Kent escapes his past -- Paradise : Ted Banfield's island retreat -- Obsession : the quest to prove the origins of the reef -- Symbiosis : Cambridge dons on a coral cay -- War : a poet, a forester, and an artist join forces -- Extinction : Charlie Veron, Darwin of the coral -- Epilogue : A country of the heart.
Summary: "A journey into the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, as experienced by explorers, scientists, and artists. The Great Barrier Reef is the most spectacular marine environment on earth, a true wonder of the world. Yet the history of our encounters with it has long been elusive. In The Reef, the acclaimed historian and explorer Iain McCalman recounts in full the dramatic story of the reef and the people who have been captivated by it for two centuries. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Great Barrier Reef (Qld.) > History.
Natural history > Australia > Great Barrier Reef (Qld.)

Additional Titles

Alternate Title: The reef : a passionate history : the Great Barrier Reef from Captain Cook to climate change