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Marine resources. Applied oceanography

  • Sea Managementby Adalberto Vallega

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 463.00

    This book has been conceived with the aim of contributing to the International Conference on Ocean Management in Global Change [Genoa, June 22-26, 1992] and to the ocean sciences' debate on the conceptual framework and targets of sea management. more...

  • Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservationby Essam Yassin Mohammed

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Marine and coastal resources provide millions of people with their livelihoods, such as fishing and tourism, and a range of critical additional ?ecosystem services?, from biodiversity and culture to carbon storage and flood protection. Yet across the world, these resources are fast-diminishing under the weight of pollution, land clearance, coastal... 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 Conservationby G. Carleton Ray; Jerry McCormick-Ray; Robert L. Smith

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    Providing a guide for marine conservation practice, Marine Conservation takes a whole-systems approach, covering major advances in marine ecosystem understanding. Its premise is that conservation must be informed by the natural histories of organisms together with the hierarchy of scale-related linkages and ecosystem processes. The authors introduce... more...

  • Marine Conservation Ecologyby John Roff

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    This major textbook provides a broad coverage of the ecological foundations of marine conservation, including the rationale, importance and practicalities of various approaches to marine conservation and management. The scope of the book encompasses an understanding of the elements of marine biodiversity - from global to local levels - threats to marine... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...