Open Library logo
New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by veepy
May 17, 2014 | History

Desert and water gardens of the Red Sea 2 editions

Cover of: Desert and water gardens of the Red Sea | Cyril Crossland
About the Book

Cyril Crossland (1878–1943) was Director of the Sudan Pearl Fishery between 1905 and 1922. At this time, the British colonial government had taken charge of running the fishery, with local fishermen as employees. A marine biologist and zoologist, Crossland was praised in his obituary in the journal Nature as 'one of the last explorer-naturalists of the Darwin type'. This book is both an account of his life in the Sudan and a scientific survey of the coral reefs on the Red Sea coast. It offers a lively description of the region, its people and customs, and a clear, accessible explanation of the development of coral reefs. In Crossland's time this region had not been fully mapped by Western explorers and this study was an important contribution to knowledge. The book is illustrated with many of Crossland's own photographs of landscapes and people and his diagrams of the coral reefs.

Classifications

Library of Congress DT39 .C7

2 editions First published in 1913

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Desert and water gardens of the Red Sea
1913, University press
Desert and water gardens of the Red Sea
in English
Cover of: Desert and water gardens of the Red Sea

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
May 17, 2014 Edited by veepy Edited Subject tags for the book..
May 17, 2014 Edited by veepy Added book Description..
December 14, 2011 Edited by ImportBot import new book
May 4, 2010 Edited by EdwardBot add Accessible book tag
October 21, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page