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2008, Oceanography 21(1):110–112, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.75

BOOK REVIEW | The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, Diversity, and Change

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Book Information

The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, Diversity, and Change
By David Hopley, Scott G. Smithers, and Kevin E. Parnell, Cambridge University Press, 2007, 546 pages, ISBN 9780521853026, Hardcover, $150 US

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Reviewer

Nick Harvey | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Geography and Environmental Studies, The University of Adelaide, South Australia

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First Paragraph

The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef by David Hopley, Scott G. Smithers, and Kevin E. Parnell was preceded 25 years ago by Hopley's landmark book on the same topic. The first book filled a void in terms of Quaternary reef science at the time, and the recent volume provides a fresh perspective on the complexity, diversity, and volume of geomorphological research undertaken on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) over the last 25 years. To complete this task, Hopley teamed up with two other coastal geomorphologists, Smithers and Parnell, both based at James Cook University in North Queensland. The three authors have extensive experience in reef research and are well qualified to write this book.

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Full Review

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Citation

Harvey, N. 2008. Review of The Geomorphology of the Great Barrier Reef: Development, Diversity, and Change, by D. Hopley, S.G. Smithers, and K.E. Parnell. Oceanography 21(1):110–112, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.75.

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