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Marine resources. Applied oceanography

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  • State of the World's Oceansby Richard Page; Paul Johnston

    Springer 2008; US$ 89.99

    Presents a contemporary overview of the world's oceans. This book describes various problems which threaten environmental quality and biodiversity, ranging from overfishing to the complex changes which could take place as a result of global climate change. It outlines the ways in which the foundations for clean seas can be provided. more...

  • Oceansby Participant Media; Jon Bowermaster

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 15.95

    This unique tie-in to the major motion picture Oceans —coming this April from Disney & National Geographic —explores the health of our oceans, and what we can do to improve it more...

  • Marine Science & Technology in Chinaby Jianhai Xiang

    Springer 2010; US$ 109.00

    As one of the eighteen field-specific reports comprising the comprehensive scope of the strategic general report of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, this sub-report addresses long-range planning for developing science and technology in the field of marine science. They each craft a roadmap for their sphere of development to 2050. In their entirety,... more...

  • 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... 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...