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NEW RELEASES 2005
Climate Change
By Guy Jacques and Hervé Le Treut. UNESCO-IOC Ocean Forum collection, UNESCO Publishing, 160 pp. ISBN 92-3-103938-5, €14.80, exists in English, French and Spanish.
Combines science with a societal approach. Describes the changes occurring to our environment and follows the Sahara through ‘geological time’ to illustrate the notion of ‘climate change’. Includes forecasts while acknowledging that some uncertainty remains.
   

Island Agenda 2004+
Coping with change and sustaining diversities in small islands
48-page booklet in English and French on UNESCO’s concerns and activities. Distributed in Mauritius in January (see p.9). Download: http://portal.unesco.org/islandsBplus10; request a copy: islandsBplus10@unesco.org
   


Impacts and challenges of a large coastal industry
Alang-Sosiya Ship-breaking Yard, Gujarat, India
By Derek Elias. CSI Island Papers 17. UNESCO Bangkok and Delhi offices, 65 pp.
Describes the socio-cultural, economic and environmental impact of the ship-building industry at one of the biggest ship-breaking yards in Asia. Examines avenues for improving working conditions and protecting the environment. A study conducted by Bhavnagar University (India) since 1999 with UNESCO support within CSI’s efforts to develop, document and test wise coastal practices. Copy available at: www.unesco.org/csi/pub/papers3/alang.htm or ips@unescobkk.org; newdelhi@unesco.org;

   
Reef and rainforest
An environmental encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands
By E. Hviding. Published by UNESCO LINKS project. Knowledges of Nature Series No. 1. ISBN: 92-990041-0-2, 4 maps and colour illustrations, 206 pp.
Based on ecological knowledge of the Marovo peoples, catalogues and explains (in Marovo and English) more than 1200 indigenous terms for animals, plants and topographic features of the coas-tal and marine environment of this biodiversity-rich territory within the Solomon Islands (Pacific Melanesia). Scientists may search for species by their Latin name via indexes also providing cross-references to the Hoava and Vanunu languages. For distribution and use in local schools. Request a copy while stocks last: links@unesco.org
   
Ocean sciences bridging the millennia
A spectrum of historical accounts
UNESCO Publishing/China Ocean Press, Co-edited by joint panel: UNESCO-IOC and First Oceanography Institute of China. ISBN: 92-3-103936-9. English only, €45, 508 pp. – Compilation of papers on aspects of the history of oceanography and marine biology, with emphasis on Europe and China. Covers exploratory expeditions and emergence of new disciplines, such as quantitative plankton research in 19th century. Gives insights into early Chinese work, such as tidal observations dating back to 3rd century. For details: http://ioc.unesco.org/icho/
   
… for the young

Terra
By Bruno Faidutti. For children. Card game for 3–6 players produced by UNESCO, the 2004 Barcelona Forum and the NGO Holos. UNESCO Publishing / Days of Wonder 19.95 euros. Exists in English, French, Spanish, Catalan and German. ISBN: 92-3-010870-7. The world is in crisis. Ecological disasters, socio-economic difficulties and militaro-diplomatic challenges abound. Will you be able to help your fellow players save the planet by respecting sustainable development while balancing your natural desire to come out ahead?
 

Mediterranean Basin Water Atlas
By Jean Margat, UNESCO Publishing/Commission for the Geological Map of the World (Paris) /Blue
Plan, Exists in English and French, €15.00, 46 p., ISBN: 92-3-103963-6
In maps and figures, shows the extreme diversity of water resources, the specific needs of
Mediterranean countries and the impact of water usage on the environment.

   

Status of the Coral Reefs of the World
Ed. Clive Wilkinson. Prepared by 240 experts from 98 countries. 4th edition. In English with
summary in French. ISSN: 1447-6185. Sponsors: IUCN, UNESCO-IOC, Govts of France and
Australia, UNEP, TOTAL Foundation, etc.
Some 20% of the world’s reefs have been destroyed and show no sign of recovery; half the 16%
of reefs damaged by bleaching 1998 have totally recovered or nearly so; 24% of all coral reefs
are in danger of destruction from human activities and another 26% are at risk of future damage.
Download: www.aims.gov.au

 
  Arthropods of Economic Importance
Agromyzidae of the World (CD-ROM containing drawings, photos, maps, Version 1.0, Format:
Mac – PC) — By M. Dempewolf, UNESCO Publishing /Expert Center for Taxonomic Identification
(ETI). Exists in English only, €129.95, ISBN: 92-3-103974-1
Should enable entomologists working in agriculture, horticulture and plant quarantine inspection to
identify the most important species, including mining flies; provides access to taxonomic and biological
data, reviews literature and presents numerous new digital images.

 

Education Kit on Combating Desertification
UNESCO/UNCCD. Now on sale. UNESCO Publishing. Contains teacher’s guide, photos, maps,
comic book and poster. Second edition. Exists in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.
Chinese version available soon. €30.00, ISBN :2003, 92-3-103892-3.
Explaining Biosphere Reserves
By Christine Sourd, translated from French by Barbara Thompson, €4.60, UNESCO Publishing, ISBN: 92-3-103844-3,
exists in English, French and Spanish, 40 p.
For young readers aged 10 and over, their parents and teachers. UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserves
belong to a World Network of sites where conserving biological diversity is emphasized for the
benefit of local communities. Explains how these protected areas can slow down or halt biodiversity
loss.
UNESCO Space Calendar 2005
UNESCO/Norwegian Space Centre/EURISY. Portrays the 29 winning entries in the Living with
Space drawing/painting contest for 6-10 year-olds which attracted over 1500 entries. Has been
distributed to institutions. Some 100 copies are available upon request on a first-come, firstserved
basis. Schoolchildren and their teachers will be given priority. Request a calendar from
y.berenguer@unesco.org or via the Editor.

 

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