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The Resource A life underwater, Charlie Veron

A life underwater, Charlie Veron

Label
A life underwater
Title
A life underwater
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Veron
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Hailed by David Attenborough and proclaimed a second Charles Darwin, Charlie Veron has lived up to his namesake. Even as a toddler, he had a deep affinity with the natural world, and by school age he knew more about some sciences than his teachers did. This didn't prevent him failing in a system that smothered creativity, and it was only by chance that he went to university. And only by chance that he became a marine biologist, through his love of scuba diving. But once he found his specialty he revolutionised it. He generated a new concept of evolution that incorporates environmental change and a radical idea of what species are, matters which lie at the heart of conservation. He has identified more coral species than anyone in history, and in the process become known as the Godfather of Coral. Charlie has dived most of the world's coral reefs, revelling in a beauty that few others have seen. In this engaging memoir he explains what reefs say about our planet's past and future, and why it's critical they be protected. And also why it's critical that scholarly independence be safeguarded. For it was the freedom he had as a young scientist, to be wayward, to take risks - a freedom barely imaginable in today's world of managed academia - that allowed his breakthroughs. Exhilaratingly eye-opening, provocative, funny and warm, A Life Underwater is an inspiration to the young and the young at heart."--Website
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10737728
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Veron, J. E. N.
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Veron, J. E. N.
  • Coral reef conservation
  • Marine sciences
  • Marine scientists
  • Marine biologists
Target audience
adult
Label
A life underwater, Charlie Veron
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How a maverick Australian transformed the world's understanding of reefs and became the Godfather of Coral"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059787351
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143785460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)981761303
Label
A life underwater, Charlie Veron
Publication
Copyright
Note
"How a maverick Australian transformed the world's understanding of reefs and became the Godfather of Coral"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059787351
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780143785460
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, portraits, facsimiles
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)981761303

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