Coastal Seas: The Conservation Challenge

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Wiley, Sep 3, 1998 - Business & Economics - 134 pages
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This succinct, technical reference of coastal-zone resourcemanagement is aimed both at students taking courses in coastalmanagement or marine conservation and practitioners in thesefields. In response to a worldwide demand, Coastal Seasdeals mostly with methodology and provides practitioners, scholarsand students with the ideas, tools, materials and strategies neededto manage coastal resources and shoreline development. Althoughtropical developing nations have the greatest need for this book,the principles are universal and will be of interest and relevanceto all.

  • Provides a direction for conservation of coastal resources andmarine biodiversity into the 21st century.
  • Suggests solutions to major conservation problems includingpollution, storm damage and beach erosion, depletion of seafisheries, excessive shoreline development, and destruction ofessential habitats such as coral reefs and mangrove forests.
  • Gives practical advice to students and practitioners alike oncoastal conservation methodology.
  • Presents the outcome of nineteen international coastal zoneconservation case studies.
  • Discusses resource vulnerabilities, design of coastalconservation programs, methods and tools for conservation, andsources of professional training.

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About the author (1998)

Robert Clark is the author of the novels "In the Deep Midwinter "and "Mr. White's Confession," and "River of the West," a cultural history of the Columbia River (all Picador), and "The Solace of Food," a biography of James Beard. A native of St. Paul, Minnesota, he lives in Seattle with his wife and two children.