The Atlas of Coasts & Oceans: Ecosystems, Threatened Resources, Marine Conservation

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Oceans drive the world's climate, nurture marine ecosystems full of aquatic life, and provide shipping lanes that have defined the global economy for centuries. And few realize that half of the world's population lives in a coastal region within easy reach of one. Yet human activities such as commercial fishing, coastal real estate development, and industrial pollution have taken their toll on the seas. The first book of its kind, The Atlas of Coasts and Oceans documents the fraught relationship between humans and the ...

The Atlas of Coasts & Oceans: Ecosystems, Threatened Resources, Marine Conservation 2011, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226342269

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