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Coastal Waters of the World: Trends, Threats, and Strategies

By: Don Hinrichsen

275 pages, Tabs, maps

Island Press

Paperback | Dec 1998 | #95159 | ISBN: 1559633832
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Hardback | Dec 1998 | #67793 | ISBN: 1559633824
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About this book

A comprehensive reference source on the state of the world's coastal areas. It focuses on the tremendous pressures facing coastal areas and the management systems and strategies needed to cope with them. It explores the origins and implications of three related issues: the overwhelming threats to our coastal resources and seas from population and pollution; the destruction of critical resources through unsustainable economic activity; and the inability of governments to craft and implement rational coastal management plans.


Coastal population growth; coastal and fisheries resources in danger; managing coastal areas sustainably; the Baltic and North Seas; the Black Sea; the Mediterranean Sea; the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America; the wilder Caribbean; Latin America; the South Pacific; the Northwest Pacific; Southeast Asia; South Asia; the Arabian Gulf; the Red Sea; East Africa; West Africa; a future for coastal seas.

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