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About this book
This volume is an indispensable addition to the multidisciplinary coverage of the science of the Mediterranean Sea. The editors have gathered leading authorities from the fields of Marine Biology, Ecology, paleoclimatology, Chemical and Physical Oceanography, Zoology, Botany, Aquatic Photosynthesis, Socioeconomics, Mariculture, Mediterranean History and Science of Humanity.
Beginning with the birth of the Mediterranean Sea and its myths. From coral to fish, an introduction is given to its major inhabitants of plants and animals past and present. The chapters illustrate how organisms interact as part of the structure and function of the Sea's main ecosystems. The rise of the Mediterranean as the cradle of the Western Civilization leads to a discourse on the status of human interaction with the sea. Accelerating global climate change, water warming, ocean acidification and sea level rise, and analyses of their effects on key organisms, entire ecosystems and human socioeconomics are given. Forecasting and predictions are presented taking into account different future scenarios from the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change).
The volume is richly illustrated in color, with an extensive bibliography. A valuable addition to the limited literature in the field, offering up-to-date broad coverage merging science and humanities.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title The Mediterranean Sea
- Book Subtitle Its history and present challenges
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6704-1
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-94-007-6703-4
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-0186-8
- eBook ISBN 978-94-007-6704-1
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XV, 678
- Number of Illustrations 68 b/w illustrations, 169 illustrations in colour
Marine & Freshwater Sciences
Freshwater & Marine Ecology
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“The editors have done a superb job of bringing together an updated, multidisciplinary survey of the Mediterranean Sea as we know it today. … This book belongs in university libraries and on the desks and bookshelves of all researchers interested in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a credit to the science and study of the Mediterranean Sea, and as such it makes an important contribution to the literature.” (Charles W. Finkl, Journal of Coastal Research, Vol. 31 (3), May, 2015)