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The Resource Where corals lie : a natural and cultural history, J. Malcolm Shick

Where corals lie : a natural and cultural history, J. Malcolm Shick

Label
Where corals lie : a natural and cultural history
Title
Where corals lie
Title remainder
a natural and cultural history
Statement of responsibility
J. Malcolm Shick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For millennia corals were a marine enigma confounding classification and occupying a space between the animal and vegetable kingdoms. Ultimately their animal and symbiotic natures were recognized, and they remain the focus of intense fascination and research. The danger to seafarers posed by unseen underwater coral reefs led to their association with death and interment that has figured in literature, poetry, music and film. The bright redness of precious Mediterranean coral was associated with blood, including coral's gory origin in European and Indian mythology, and its place in religion. Corals have long been prized as jewellery and ornament, and were a feature of many Kunstkammer collections during the Renaissance. Seen as r̀ainforests of the sea', coral reefs have become greenly emblematic of fragile marine biodiversity, warning of human-driven global climate change. This book uniquely treats the many manifestations of corals in biology and geology; how diverse corals came to figure in art, expeditionary accounts, medicine, folklore, geopolitics, and international trade; and corals as builders of islands and protectors of coastlines, and as building materials themselves. Exceptionally illustrated with a wide range of natural history images, underwater photographs and fine art, this book provides a unique resource for all interested in ocean environments and the cultures that have flourished there
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shick, J. Malcolm
Dewey number
593.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QL377.C5
  • QL377.C5
LC item number
  • S456 2018
  • S55 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corals
  • Corals
  • Corals
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Coral reefs and islands
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
  • Coral reef ecology
  • Corals
  • Korallen
  • Korallenriff
  • Kultur
Label
Where corals lie : a natural and cultural history, J. Malcolm Shick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Where corals lie -- Defining coral -- On the nature of corals -- The mythos, menace and melancholy of corals -- Conjuring corals -- Coral as commodity -- Coral construction -- A new age of corals -- Coda: What lies ahead? -- Appendix: Maps showing locations mentioned in the text
Control code
1004759561
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781780239347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004759561
Label
Where corals lie : a natural and cultural history, J. Malcolm Shick
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Where corals lie -- Defining coral -- On the nature of corals -- The mythos, menace and melancholy of corals -- Conjuring corals -- Coral as commodity -- Coral construction -- A new age of corals -- Coda: What lies ahead? -- Appendix: Maps showing locations mentioned in the text
Control code
1004759561
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9781780239347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1004759561

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