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Marine resources. Applied oceanography

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  • The Aral Sea Encyclopediaby Igor S. Zonn; M. Glantz; Andrey G. Kostianoy; Aleksey N. Kosarev

    Springer 2009; US$ 159.00

    The situation of the Aral Sea is known as one of the worst man-made environmental crises of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Many have seen the satellite photos evidencing the startling shrinkage and deterioration of the sea, as it was a few decades ago and how it appears today. Whereas the Aral Sea was the world's fourth-largest inland... more...

  • Towards Marine Ecosystem-Based Management in the Wider Caribbeanby Lucia Fanning; Robin Mahon; Patrick McConney; L. Verhart

    Amsterdam University Press 2011; US$ 49.95

    In order to ensure sustainable use of their shared marine resources, the nations of the West Caribbean Region must adopt an approach that encompasses both the human and natural dimensions of ecosystems. This volume directly contributes to that vision, bringing together the collective knowledge and experience of scholars and practitioners within the... more...

  • Economic Management of Marine Living Resourcesby David Whitmarsh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This textbook has two main objectives. Firstly, it outlines the problems associated with the management and conservation of marine living resources, with particular attention given to the twin concepts of economic value and sustainability. It demonstrates the contribution that economics can make to understanding these problems as well as helping to... more...

  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioningby Martin Solan; Rebecca J. Aspden; David M. Paterson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 59.99

    The biological composition and richness of most of the Earth's major ecosystems are being dramatically and irreversibly transformed by anthropogenic activity. Yet, despite the vast areal extent of our oceans, the mainstay of research to-date in the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning arena has been weighted towards ecological observations and experimentation... more...

  • Underwater Edenby Gregory S. Stone; David Obura

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    ?It was the first time I?d seen what the ocean may have looked like thousands of years ago.? That?s conservation scientist Gregory S. Stone talking about his initial dive among the corals and sea life surrounding the Phoenix Islands in the South Pacific. Worldwide, the oceans are suffering. Corals are dying off at an alarming rate, victims of ocean... more...

  • Marine Natural Resources and Technological Developmentby Marco Colazingari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a comprehensive and systematic examination of the issues involved within Ocean Economics. The oceans are the last frontier on Earth, and research and exploration are key to developing and enhancing global economic activity that is necessary to sustain a growing human population. Colazingari pinpoints the contentious issues relevant... more...

  • The Environment and International Politicsby Hakan Seckinelgin

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    This new study shows how environmental issues represent a deep problem in conceptualising the relationship between human beings and nature. This key relationship grounds the implicit ethical and political concerns of International Relations and our understandings of environmental politics. It demonstrates that the core theoretical orientations of... more...

  • Managing Britain's Marine and Coastal Environmentby Jonathan Potts; Hance D. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Britain's maritime tradition is well documented. The management of its marine and coastal environment is therefore of tantamount importance, and offers lessons for other nations across the world. The beginning of the new millennium marks a major, long-term turning point in the historical development of Britain's maritime interest discernible by continued... more...

  • Sustainable Ocean Governanceby Adalberto Vallega

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 210.00

    This topical book examines ocean governance and calls for close co-operation between science and policy. Adalberto Vallega uniquely considers the ocean as a spatial complex system which must be represented as a whole and argues that scientific approaches must change to achieve progress and co-operation between science and policy. more...

  • Advances in the Science and Technology of Ocean Managementby Hance Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 260.00

    This book reviews key developments in the field of marine science and technology. It focuses on three major themes such as the importance of technical developments in ocean management, the application of these developments to specific sea uses ranging from fish farming to the disposal of industrial waste, and the long-term issues that such developments... more...