By Guy Jacques and Hervé Le Treut. UNESCO-IOC Ocean Forum
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
Island Agenda 2004+
Coping with change and sustaining diversities in small islands
48-page booklet in English and French on UNESCOs concerns
and activities. Distributed in Mauritius in January (see p.9).
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 CSIs
efforts to develop, document and test wise coastal practices.
Copy available at: www.unesco.org/csi/pub/papers3/alang.htm
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: email@example.com
sciences bridging the millennia
A spectrum of historical accounts
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
By Bruno Faidutti. For children. Card game for 3–6 players
produced by UNESCO, the 2004 Barcelona Forum and the NGO Holos.
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
Basin Water Atlas
By Jean Margat, UNESCO
Publishing/Commission for the Geological Map of the World
Plan, Exists in English and French, €15.00, 46 p., ISBN:
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
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 worlds 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.
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.
Kit on Combating Desertification
UNESCO/UNCCD. Now on sale. UNESCO
Publishing. Contains teachers 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.
By Christine Sourd, translated from French by Barbara Thompson,
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.
UNESCOs 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
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
or via the Editor.
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