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Marine Anthropogenic Litter

Editors: Bergmann, Melanie, Gutow, Lars, Klages, Michael (Eds.)

  • Summarises the current state of knowledge on all aspects of marine anthropogenic litter
  • Offers an international perspective
  • Special section summarising the historical development of micro plastics and research and recent findings in this field
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About this book

This book describes how man-made litter, primarily plastic, has spread into the remotest parts of the oceans and covers all aspects of this pollution problem from the impacts on wildlife and human health to socio-economic and political issues. Marine litter is a prime threat to marine wildlife, habitats and food webs worldwide.

The book illustrates how advanced technologies from deep-sea research, microbiology and mathematic modelling as well as classic beach litter counts by volunteers contributed to the broad awareness of marine litter as a problem of global significance. The authors summarise more than five decades of marine litter research, which receives growing attention after the recent discovery of great oceanic garbage patches and the ubiquity of microscopic plastic particles in marine organisms and habitats.

In 16 chapters, authors from all over the world have created a universal view on the diverse field of marine litter pollution, the biological  impacts, dedicated research activities,  and the various national and international legislative efforts to combat this environmental problem.  They recommend future research directions necessary for a comprehensive understanding of this environmental issue and the development of efficient management strategies. This book addresses scientists, and it provides a solid knowledge base for policy makers, NGOs, and  the broader public.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Marine Litter Research

    Ryan, Peter G.

    Pages 1-25

  • Global Distribution, Composition and Abundance of Marine Litter

    Galgani, François (et al.)

    Pages 29-56

  • Persistence of Plastic Litter in the Oceans

    Andrady, Anthony L.

    Pages 57-72

  • Deleterious Effects of Litter on Marine Life

    Kühn, Susanne (et al.)

    Pages 75-116

  • The Complex Mixture, Fate and Toxicity of Chemicals Associated with Plastic Debris in the Marine Environment

    Rochman, Chelsea M.

    Pages 117-140

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-16510-3
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16509-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $59.99
price for USA
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-37653-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marine Anthropogenic Litter
Editors
  • Melanie Bergmann
  • Lars Gutow
  • Michael Klages
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16510-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16510-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-16509-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37653-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 447
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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