State of the World's Oceans

Authors: Allsopp, M., Pambuccian, S.E., Johnston, P., Santillo, D.

  • Provides a review of scientific literature on environmental issues facing the oceans
  • Covers a wide range of topics to illustrate the breadth of threats from human activities facing the marine environment
  • Links environmental issues with policy perspectives and processes of marine environmental protection
  • Draws upon the unique expertise of Greenpeace in its work to protect the world’s oceans
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About this book

This book provides a contemporary overview of the world’s oceans. It identifies and describes the various problems which continue to threaten environmental quality and biodiversity, ranging from overfishing to the complex changes which could take place as a result of global climate change. Written by scientists working at the Greenpeace Research Laboratories at the University of Exeter in the UK, it is based upon the latest published scientific information. It draws upon the considerable and unique experience of Greenpeace as an organisation working on a diverse array of marine conservation issues at the international scale. The book is designed to serve a wide readership, both as a source of reliable information and as an introduction to the wide literature which exists on marine conservation issues. It is designed to be accessible by those pursuing academic studies as well as those with a more general interest in the factors which are shaping our oceans. As well as identifying the many problems, the book also outlines the ways in which the foundations and building blocks for clean, healthy and biodiverse seas can be provided, especially through the development of a global network of marine reserves.

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"A very comprehensive assessment of where we are in terms of the major threats to the seas of the world ... a very valuable book, particularly for undergraduate level" (Professor Martin J. Attrill, Professor of Marine Ecology, Associate Head of School (Research): Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK)

"Timely, well-informed and exhaustively referenced" (Dr. Mark Everard, Visiting Research Fellow, University of West of England, Independent sustainability consultant, author and broadcaster)

"The chapters on equity and greenhouse effects on marine environments provide information and perspective that will be new to many readers … . Anyone interested in perils facing marine habitats, resources, and uses can learn much from this book … . Summing Up: Recommended. … Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and general readers." (S. R. Fegley, Choice, Vol. 46 (11), July, 2009)

“This book provides a review of major issues relating to marine ecosystems. … The most recent citations in the reference list are from 2007 … . The book will be of interest to students of marine conservation policy and governance as an example of viewing a complex set of management problems through a single sectoral prism.” (Richard Kenchington, Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, Vol. 17, December, 2010)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
State of the World's Oceans
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9116-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9116-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9115-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8074-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 256
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