Fully revised and updated with detailed maps of all atolls and features including dive sites, surfing sites, mangroves, turtle and bird nesting islands, protected marine areas and a complete island index with a new grid referencing system. Includes a history of early mapping and information on atoll structure and formation, based on the latest science. This book has stunning color photos of islands and useful information for travelling in the atolls. Blurb: This 6th edition of Atlas of the Maldives has been fully revised and updated to reflect the many changes occurring on both land and at sea since the last edition in 2007. It includes new material on the early mapping of the Maldives and its impact on science. The writings of Moresby, Darwin and other recent researchers, are used to explain the formation, structure and geological history of the Maldives. • Detailed Atoll Maps • Islands & Features • History & Shipwrecks • Diving & Surfing • Wetlands & Lakes • Protected Marine Areas • Marine LIfe • Turtles & Birds "The first view of these Islands from seaward, is imposing, and impresses a stranger with a favorable idea of them. Imagine a beautiful verdant fringe, of a mile or so in extent emerging suddenly from the sea on the distant horizon." Mr ‘Prentice’ Boyce, Purser aboard Captain Robert Moresby’s survey ship Benares, 1836.
Version 3 (2016) The only ebook you need for snorkelling and diving in the Maldives. Over 300 pages of stunning fish photography, concise expert information, diagrams and easy to reference icons. Written by a Marine Biologist Tim Godfrey and and Marine Expert, Rudi Kuiter. This new edition now features Sharks and Rays. A REFERENCE FOR RESEARCHERS, DIVERS AND SNORKELLERS With almost every fish, shark and ray likely to be seen by divers and snorkellers in the Maldives and Central/Western Indian Ocean,this reference book is the perfect guide to check on those mystery fishes seen during dives. Illustrated with superb underwater photographs, with most photographs taken in the Maldives, the pages are packed with information relevant to the Maldives marine environment. The species that vary in colour, or between sexes, are all illustrated with additional photographs. The introduction explains the basics of fish science, behaviour and evolution and brief text for each species describes points of interest and differences between similar species. There are detailed drawings on fish-features, shapes and colour patterns. To assist in identifying the family, small, diagnostic silhouettes from the contents page are distributed as thumbprints throughout the book. Fishes of the Maldives Indian Ocean is easy to use, and will hopefully encourage researchers, divers and snorkellers to take greater interest in the smaller species, as well as the large.
An encyclopedic reference contains four hundred demographic, economic, and political maps of every region of the world, in a volume complemented by detailed text, photographs, diagrams, and digital mapping technology. 15,000 first printing.
This atlas traces not only the tangled and bitter history of the Arab-Jewish struggle from the early 20th century to the present, it also illustrates the move towards finding peace and the efforts to bring the fighting to an end through negotiation.
This atlas provides spatial information about Maldives and thematic maps necessary for assessing future development investments in terms of climate risks and geophysical hazards. It is also intended to support the formulation of cobeneficial options for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and management. The five-volume atlas is a major output of the project "Establishing a National Geospatial Database for Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into Development Activities and Policies in Maldives" under the Asian Development Bank's regional knowledge and support (capacity development) technical assistance Action on Climate Change in South Asia (2013–2018). The Multihazard Risk Atlas of Maldives is composed of Geography—Volume I, Climate and Geophysical Hazards—Volume II, Economy and Demographics—Volume III, Biodiversity—Volume IV, and Summary—Volume V.