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[Deepsea] New book on precious corals

Nozomu Iwasaki via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by iwasakin from cc.kochi-u.ac.jp)
Mon Mar 1 00:10:11 EST 2010

Dear Colleagues,
I would like to inform a new book on precious corals entitled "A  
biohistory of Precious Corals: Scientific, Cultural and Historical  
Perspectives". The book to present an overview of precious corals,  
and some of the color photos in frontispieces. The book will be  
release on 10th March by Tokai University Press (http:// 

The discount price of the book for ML menbers is 10,000 Japanese yen  
including  shipping (SAL) (the normal price is 12,000 yen excluding   

Order by email:  inaair from keyaki.cc.u-tokai.ac.jp
 Mr. H. Ina, editor of Tokai University Press

Payment method: Visa or Master cards

A biohistory of Precious Corals: Scientific, Cultural and Historical  
Perspectives edited by N. Iwasaki
Part 1. Coral: scientific perspectives
  Chapter 1. Biology of precious coral by N. Iwasaki & T. Suzuki
  Chapter 2. Sustainable use and conservation of the precious coral  
in the Mediterranean by R. Cattaneo-Vietti & G. Bavestrello
  Chapter 3. Chemical analyses of carbonate skeletons in precious  
corals by H. Hasegawa & M. Yamada
  Chapter 4. Past climate and marine environmental reconstruction  
using deep-sea precious corals by A. Suzuki, M. Inoue & Y. Yokoyama

Part 2. Coral: past and present
  Chapter 5. Precious coral from a cultural perspective by M. Nishie
  Chapter 6. The language of coral-the vocabulary and process of its  
transformation from marine animal into jewellery and craftwork by A.  
  Chapter 7. Trade of precious corals in the Mediterranean in the  
middle ages by L. Piccinno
  Chapter 8. Coral tading and Tibetan culture by T. Akimichi
  Chapter 9. Coral fishery and the Kuroshio region in modern Japan by  
S. Ogi
  Chapter 10. Coral fishery and Kochi Prefecture in modern times by  
S. Ogi
  Chapter 11. Momotaro and precious coral by N. Kahara
  Chapter 12. Coral in Chinese classics by K. Nakamori

Best wishes,

Nozomu Iwasaki
Usa Marine Biological Institute
Kochi University

Usa-cho, Tosa, Kochi 781-1164, Japan
Tel:   +81-88-856-3019
Fax:  +81-88-856-0425
E-mail:  iwasakin from cc.kochi-u.ac.jp

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