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    DescriptionPublished 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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    World Atlas of Mangroves
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Spalding, By (author) Mami Kainuma, By (author) Lorna Collins
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,490 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844076574
    ISBN 10: 1844076571

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    Illustrations note
    Full colour throughout, maps, photographs
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Earthscan Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2010
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    Author Information
    Dr Mark Spalding is Senior Marine Scientist at the Conservation Strategies Division of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and is based at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. Dr Mami Kainuma is the Project Coordinator and a Senior Researcher for the International Society for Mangrove Ecosystems (ISME), Japan. Lorna Collins has worked as a research associate for TNC and holds a Masters degree in Marine Biology from the University of Plymouth, UK.
    Review quote
    "The importance of mangroves is well-known, but never has there been such a comprehensive review of these critical ecosystems. This book should change the way we view, and manage, mangroves for the benefit of coastal peoples and biodiversity world-wide." Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) "I am pleased that ITTO, ISME, and the other members of this excellent partnership have produced such a magnificent reference book. The World Atlas of Mangroves details an incredible variety of useful information that will be of considerable value to forest researchers, practitioners, and students to learn more about mangrove ecosystems." Professor Don K. Lee, President, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) "It is indispensable for libraries of universities, technical high-schools or research institutions concerned with any aspect of mangrove and world vegetation and environmental management. [...] the atlas is an invaluable sourcebook for any national or international institution concerned or charged with the sustained use and protection of mangroves." Eberhard F. Bruenig, International Forestry Review "a classic masterpiece [...] this second edition is a must-have publication for every mangrove ecologist, conservation biologist or policy-maker working within or adjacent to mangrove ecosystems." Human Ecology "[...] this excellent compilation is a one-stop shop on mangrove ecosystems" A.A. Mohamed Hatha and Jacob Chacko in the International Journal of Environmental Studies
    Table of contents
    Foreword Preface Introduction 1. Mangrove Ecosystems 2. Mangroves and Man 3. Mapping Mangroves Regional Chapters Western Indian Ocean 4. Eastern and Southern Africa 5. The Middle East 6. South Asia Eastern Asia and Australia/New Zealand 7. Southeast Asia 8. East Asia 9. Australia and New Zealand Pacific Ocean 10. Pacific Islands Americas 11. North and Central America and the Caribbean 12. South America West and Central Africa 13. West and Central Africa Annex 1: Species Ranges Annex 2: References for National Statistics Index