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Living Shores

Event Date 
18 April 2018
uShaka Marine World, Durban


Penguin Random House and SAAMBR invite you to join us for the launch of Living Shores :

  • Date:  Wednesday, 18 April 2018
  • Time:  17:30 - 18:00
  • Venue:  Len Baumann Conference Hall, SAAMBR at uShaka Marine World, Durban
  • Address:  1, King Shaka Ave, Point, Durban, 4001
  • RSVP:  Yolisa Madzidzela on or 021 460 5466
  • Parking available at own cost. Books will be on sale at a special price. Cash and EFT payments only. 


About the Book:

Originally published in 1981, Living Shores  was for many years the standard reference for marine science students but was also embraced by a popular market for its fascinating insights into marine and coastal habitats and the life they support. After a long absence, this classic has been revived and thoroughly reworked to incorporate the many dramatic changes that our oceans and coasts have undergone over the past few decades.
This book is the first of a two volume set, and examines the different marine ecosystems and how humankind interacts with them. It discusses the evolution of the sea and continents and looks at the ecology of coastal systems, including intertidal zones, beaches, dunes, estuaries, islands, kelp forests and reefs. The book unpacks the relationship between humans and the marine environment, and the consequences of harvesting and mining to meet our needs. It also addresses the impact of climate change, and highlights what can be done to protect our environment. 
Richly supported by full-colour photography and numerous explanatory illustrations, diagrams and graphs, this book will prove invaluable to students and teachers but will also appeal to anyone with a fascination for nature and our marine world in particular.