Coastal Systems and Continental Margins

Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management

States of Environment

Editors: Mimura, Nobuo (Ed.)

  • Provides state-of-the-art understanding of the state of the environment in this vitally important region
  • Structural approach consisting of drivers, state, and responses to coastal environmental changes
  • Describes both local and global trends including climate change and sea-level rise
  • Provides an objective perspective using the latest data
  • Gives readers an insight into good practice on the desirable future direction of coastal management for the Asia and Pacific region
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About this book

The Asia-Pacific region is home to the world’s largest region of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. Ongoing degradation of the environment, resulting from coastal development, deforestation, desertification and over-harvesting, are becoming a matter of great concern, as floods and droughts occur as a result of this degradation. The Asia-Pacific region also includes part of the ‘Pacific Rim of Fire’ and is, therefore, vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis, as the world became aware following the Sumatra earthquake and tsunami on 26 December 2004. Threats of global environmental change, such as climate change and sea-level rise, will exacerbate such problems. Therefore, appropriate policies and measures are needed for coastal management, to address both the local and global trends. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to coastal environmental changes in the Asia-Pacific region. It provides excellent perspectives on current and anticipated environmental changes in the region’s coastal areas, to researchers, students, policy makers, coastal managers and other stakeholders.

Audience:
This book will be of interest to researchers of coastal science, undergraduate and graduate students of coastal science, engineering and management, to policy makers, coastal managers and coastal developers, and to the fishing industry.

 

About the authors

Editor is member of:

- American Society of Civil Engineers

- Coastal Education and Research Foundation

- Japanese Society of Civil Engineers

- Japanese Association for Coastal Studies

- Japanese Geomorphologic Union

Editor is active (board) member of:

- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

- International EMECS Center

- Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

- Mitigation and Adaptation Strategy for Global Change

- Global Environmental Change

- Journal of Coastal Change

- Journal of Global Environmental Engineering

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The book deals with environmental problems and provides perspective on conservation and sustainable development. Regional conditions are highlighted. An excellent book." (A. A. Dordrecht, Built Environment, Issue 22, January-December, 2008)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Scope and Objectives of This Book

    Mimura, Nobuo (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Drivers for Changes in the Coastal Zone

    Yanagi, Tetsuo (et al.)

    Pages 7-63

  • Environment Problems in the Coastal Zone

    Sekiguchi, Hideo (et al.)

    Pages 65-171

  • Policy for Conservation and Sustainable Development of the Coastal Zone

    Mimura, Nobuo (et al.)

    Pages 173-253

  • Regional Conditions

    Saito, Yoshiki (et al.)

    Pages 255-344

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3626-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-8911-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management
Book Subtitle
States of Environment
Editors
  • Nobuo Mimura
Series Title
Coastal Systems and Continental Margins
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3625-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-3625-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3626-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-8911-1
Series ISSN
1384-6434
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 367
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