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By John McPhee

It is a booklet approximately journeysthrough acient terrains, consistently in juxtaposition with travels within the smooth wrold - a heritage of vanished landscapes, improved via the histories of people that deliver them to mild.

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The distinct ecosystems found in these environments include estuarine and coastal wetlands, such as marshes and mangroves, sand beaches and dunes, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and coastal and open-water marine ecosystems. However, coastal human population densities are nearly three times that of inland areas, and they are increasing exponentially (UNEP 2006). The resulting deterioration in coastal systems due to human activities is intense and increasing, such that 50% of salt marshes, 35% of mangroves, 30% of coral reefs, and 29% of seagrasses are either lost or degraded worldwide (FAO 2007; MEA 2005; Orth et al.

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