bokomslag Koster Sea : the First Marine National Park in Sweden
Sverige & världen

Koster Sea : the First Marine National Park in Sweden

Stefan Edman


  • 176 sidor
  • 2009
Stefan Edman has in depth information about Swedens first marine national park! Did you know that crabs walk for miles across the seafloor carrying their babies under their abdomen, that sea cucumbers spit out their guts to defend themselves or that ordinary shrimps perform a sex change midway through life? These and many other interesting and amusing facts are presented in this book about the Kosterhavet Marine National Park a wonderful, diverse world, full of contrasts, all within a surprisingly small area. Most of the aquatic environments that are typical of the west coast are found here alongside some unusual and unique habitats, among them the only living coral reef in Sweden. The national park is the home of some six thousand marine species. Magical underwater photography and easy to understand at home features bring you sea squirts and sea anemones, bristle worms and brachiopods. We visit snails that live on the beach and encounter lichens and speaking algae. Then we step ashore on idyllic islands to enjoy the flora and fauna. At sea we meet skuas, seals and a whale or two. This book also introduces fishermen, scientists, islanders and nature lovers dedicated people who have participated in shaping the national park, and who will do their very best to manage it and preserve it for the future. Stefan Edman is a biologist, author and columnist. He is one of Swedens most prominent nature writers and the author of over thirty-five books in which he blends popular science with a strong and positive commitment to environmental issues and sustainable development. Stefan Edman holds an honorary doctorate at the Chalmers University of Technology and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. He has won several awards for his work, often lectures on energy and climate issues and has previously been advisor to the Prime Minister and the Minister for the Environment.
  • Originaltitel: Kosterhavet - Sveriges första nationalpark under ytan
  • Författare: Stefan Edman
  • Formgivare: Maria Mannberg
  • Format: Inbunden
  • ISBN: 9789185957088
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 176
  • Utgivningsdatum: 2009-08-24
  • Förlag: Votum