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Volume 21 Issue 01

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Volume 21, No. 1
Pages 110 - 112


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

By Nick Harvey  
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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.


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, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2008.75.

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