200 pages, 6 9/50 x 9 4/25
Release Date:23 Feb 2011
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Trees in the Tide

The Ocean's Vanishing Rainforest

Island Press
In Trees in the Tide, Kennedy Warne tells the stories of
communities and individuals around the world that are affected by the
loss of mangrove forests. Coastal dwellers in developing countries rely
on the mangroves’ sheltered waters to supply fish, mollusks and
crabs, while using mangrove timber for construction and fuel. Mangroves
also provide a buffer against storm surges, protecting shorelines.

In spite of their ecological, economic, and safety value, mangroves
are being logged for pulp, bulldozed for agricultural land, reclaimed
for urban development or increasingly, turned into ponds for shrimp
farming and other aquaculture. At the current rate, almost all the
world's mangroves will be gone within 100 years.

In a compelling travel narrative, Warne shows why mangroves are so
critical to the lives of so many
RELATED TOPICS: Environmental History, Nature
Kennedy Warne is author of Roads Less
Travelled and fomer editor of New Zealand Geographic.
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