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Davidson, Osha Gray

Overview
Works: 21 works in 71 publications in 3 languages and 10,234 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV7436, 363.3306073
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Most widely held works by Osha Gray Davidson
Under fire : the NRA and the battle for gun control by Osha Gray Davidson( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Rifle Association enjoys a reputation for invincibility unequaled by any other private lobby. For more than three decades the NRA has handily defeated almost every significant legislative attempt to regulate firearms, thanks in large part to the political clout provided by their activist members, who once numbered close to 3 million. But though its reputation remains, the influence and power of the NRA has begun to fade. Membership is down to 2.6 million and
The enchanted braid : coming to terms with nature on the coral reef by Osha Gray Davidson( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a word for what Darwin and the rest of us have felt when in the presence of the reef: 'awe.' Confronted with the reef, awe is the most appropriate response. It is probably in our nature. It is also, apparently, in our nature to destroy that which we hold in awe."--The Enchanted Braid Of the myriad ecosystems populating the underwater world, coral reefs are by far the most complex. While their stunning beauty has been extolled for centuries, the intricate workings of reef environments remained largely hidden from view. In fact, until the advent of scuba diving just fifty years ago, corals have been among the last natural histories to be extensively explored. The high passion with which scientists have greeted this particular investigation --beginning with the foundational theories of Charles Darwin in 1842--is perhaps unprecedented, but hardly difficult to understand. A phenomenon of both awesome beauty and vital importance, the coral reef is home to the most diverse range of species of any environment on the planet, including fish, shrimps, worms, snails, crabs, sea cucumbers, sea stars, urchins, anemones, and sea squirts. The crux of reef life, scientists have discovered, lies in nature's most intimate example of symbiosis: the mutually beneficial relationship between the coral polyp and its "tenant," the zooxanthellate algae. Davidson's history begins with this deceptively diminutive hybrid, the engine behind the construction of the limestone-based coral structure. Together, the three elements comprise a unique zoophytalite (animal-plant-mineral) form, or an "enchanted braid." Aided by an eight-page, full-color photographic insert demonstrating the incredible intricacies of the reef and its unique inhabitants, The Enchanted Braid identifies the approximately 240,000 square miles of coral reef on the planet today as indispensable not only to the livelihood of the oceans but also to humans. The reef is, after all, the "soul of the sea," the spawning ground for tens of thousands of marine species. As sources of food (many islands rely on reefs for all their protein), medicine (corals are used in bone grafts and to fight cancer and leukemia), and detailed insight into the history of climatic conditions, coral reefs are critically important to human life on Earth. However, in a world of oil tanker disasters, global warming, and dwindling natural resources, they are also in grave danger of extinction. Osha Gray Davidson's urgent clarion call to halt today's man-made degradation of coral reefs is both alarming and persuasive, effectively underscored by the rich historical context of passages from Darwin's captivating diary of his seminal work on reefs 150 years ago. Like the coral reef, The Enchanted Braid is itself a rare hybrid, a graceful combination of aesthetic appreciation, scientific inquiry, and environmental manifesto
Fire in the turtle house : the green sea turtle and the fate of the ocean by Osha Gray Davidson( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pandemic of a disease known as FP threatens the world's already endangered species of sea turtles
The best of enemies : race and redemption in the new South by Osha Gray Davidson( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Durham, North Carolina, a Ku Klux Klan member, C.P. Ellis, and a black community leader, Ann Atwater, forged a friendship that overcame their differences
MacGillivray Freeman's coral reef adventure( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall turn their love for the ocean and their concern for the future of the world's coral reefs into action. With Jean-Michel Cousteau, deep reef scientist Richard Pyle and Fijian diver Rusi Vulakoro, the Halls explore and capture on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs, magical places here on Earth."--Container
Coral reef adventure( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Jean-Michael Cousteau as he explores and captures on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs
Enchanted by prairie by Bill Witt( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coral reef adventure( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Howard Hall as he explores and captures on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs, magical places here on Earth, and studies how they are being threatened by changes in water temperature and siltation
Coral reef adventure by Greg MacGillivray( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ocean explorers Howard and Michele Hall turn their love for the ocean and their concern for the future of the world's coral reefs into action. With Jean-Michel Cousteau, deep reef scientist Richard Pyle and Fijian diver Rusi Vulakoro, the Halls explore and capture on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs, magical places here on Earth."--Container
MacGillvary Freeman's coral reef adventure( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a once-in-a-lifetime journey with Howard Hall as he explores and captures on film the dazzling underwater world of coral reefs, magical places here on Earth, and studies how they are being threatened by changes in water temperature and siltation
Sanfte Riesen : das rätselhafte Sterben der Meeresschildkröten by Osha Gray Davidson( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aventura en el arrecife de coral( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An IMAX film exploring the underwater marvels of the coral reefs and the ecological dangers facing their survival
Republicans in the Wilderness( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best of Enemies: From Prejudice to Friendship in the Post Civil-Rights South by Osha Gray Davidson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers of Osha Gray Davidson by Osha Gray Davidson( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The papers of Osha Gray Davidson detail the writing of his two books, Broken Heartland and Under Fire, and related articles. Included are research notes, correspondence, and early drafts
Race and redemption by Osha Gray Davidson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Broken heartland : the rise of America's rural ghetto by Osha Gray Davidson( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coral reef adventure( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Clean Break : the story of Germany's energy transformation and what Americans can learn from it by Osha Gray Davidson( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The enchanted braid : coming to terms with nature on the coral reef
Alternative Names
Davidson, Osha G.

Gray Davidson, Osha

Gray Davidson, Osha 1954-

Osha Gray Davidson American journalist

Osha Gray Davidson Amerikaans journalist

Osha Gray Davidson US-amerikanischer Journalist

Оша Грэй Дэвидсон

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The enchanted braid : coming to terms with nature on the coral reefFire in the turtle house : the green sea turtle and the fate of the oceanThe best of enemies : race and redemption in the new SouthEnchanted by prairie