World Atlas of Mangroves

by Mark Spalding & others. Earthscan, dist. by Renouf Pub. & Bernan. 2010. 319p. illus. maps. bibliog. $95.


This atlas, the product of an initiative led by the International Tropical Timber Organization, provides the first global assessment of the world’s mangroves, with 60 full-page maps marking their locations. The authors discuss topics such as mangrove management and ecology, the economic value of mangroves, and the vulnerability of mangroves to human activities. Most of the book consists of narrative descriptions of mangroves at the country level. With a wealth of beautiful color photographs and an extensive bibliography. Accessible to nonspecialists, too; indispensable for ­research.




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2010 - Selection(s)