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Mankind and the oceans /
edited by Nobuyuki Miyazaki, Zafar Adeel, and Kouichi Ohwada.
imprint
Tokyo, Japan ; New York : United Nations University Press, c2005.
description
xiii, 225 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
928081057X (pbk.)
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imprint
Tokyo, Japan ; New York : United Nations University Press, c2005.
isbn
928081057X (pbk.)
catalogue key
5378051
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Long Description
The oceans play an important part in our lives, by controlling climate and weather conditions; hosting shipping, transportation, recreation and tourism; and providing us with food, minerals and petroleum. But a rapidly growing population -- especially in coastal zones -- and the resulting increase in industrial effluent, municipal sewage, and runoff from agricultural areas, as well as antifouling agents used on ships and aquaculture nets, and the excessive exploitation of fish stocks all seriously threaten the health of the oceans. To manage ocean resources and the environment reasonably we need well-designed scientific research, strong international networks, and public education. This book provides insights into our fundamental understanding of the relationship between the human society and the oceans, and it suggests ways to integrate the management of coastal and marine zones. Mankind and the Oceans contains important evidence of the role of the oceans in our survival in the twenty-first century. Focusing on regional and national case studies, the book emphasizes approaches that can help remedy human impact on the oceans. It contains valuable information on the ocean environment, including controversial issues such as fish stock depletion rates, plus the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity. This book is a useful tool for policymakers, resource managers, graduate and undergraduate students, scientists, and anyone concerned about the role and future of our oceans.
Main Description
The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface, and we are equally responsible for wise use and protection of their resources. The relationship between mankind and the oceans has been crucial since prehistoric times, but with population growth, especially in coastal zones, there is a growing threat to the marine environment from land-based activities including industrial waste and municipal sewage, as well as pollution from ships and the excessive exploitation of fish stocks. This publication examines the role and future of our oceans, drawing on evidence from regional and national case studies, and considers approaches that can help mitigate our impact on them and protect marine biodiversity.
Main Description
The oceans play an important part in our lives, by controlling climate and weather conditions; hosting shipping, transportation, recreation and tourism; and providing us with food, minerals and petroleum. But a rapidly growing population --especially in coastal zones --and the resulting increase in industrial effluent, municipal sewage, and runoff from agricultural areas, as well as antifouling agents used on ships and aquaculture nets, and the excessive exploitation of fish stocks all seriously threaten the health of the oceans.To manage ocean resources and the environment reasonably we need well-designed scientific research, strong international networks, and public education. This book provides insights into our fundamental understanding of the relationship between the human society and the oceans, and it suggests ways to integrate the management of coastal and marine zones. Mankind and the Oceans contains important evidence of the role of the oceans in our survival in the twenty-first century. Focusing on regional and national case studies, the book emphasizes approaches that can help remedy human impact on the oceans. It contains valuable information on the ocean environment, including controversial issues such as fish stock depletion rates, plus the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity.This book is a useful tool for policymakers, resource managers, graduate and undergraduate students, scientists, and anyone concerned about the role and future of our oceans.
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The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and play an important part in our lives by controlling climate and weather conditions; hosting shipping, transportation, recreation and tourism; and providing us with food, minerals and petroleum. The relationship between mankind and the oceans has been crucial since prehistoric times. With the growth of the human population, especially in coastal zones, there is a growing threat to oceans from land-based activities such as industrial effluent, municipal sewage, and runoff from agricultural areas, as well as antifouling agents used on ships and aquaculture nets, and the excessive exploitation of fish stocks. This book contains important and fascinating evidence of the role of the oceans in mankind's survival in the twenty-first century. It focuses on regional and national case studies and emphasizes approaches that can help remedy our impact on the oceans. It contains a lot of valuable information on the ocean environment, including controversial issues such as fish stock depletion rates, plus the conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity, and constructive suggestions for future directions. The oceans belong to us all and we are equally responsible for the wise utilization and protection of their bountiful resources. Mankind and the Oceans is a useful tool for policymakers, resource managers, graduate and undergraduate students, scientists and all other people concerned about the role and future of our oceans.
Table of Contents
List of tables and figuresp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Overview of the global marine and coastal challengesp. 1
Human activities related to marine life and management
Mankind belongs to the seap. 9
Environmental management of enclosed coastal seasp. 25
International marine science activities in Japanp. 36
The UNU's international marine environment research networks: An approach towards sustainable seas in the twenty-first centuryp. 46
Case studies of marine pollution in the world
Environmental problems in the coastal waters of Chinap. 59
Marine pollution monitoring of butyltins and organochlorines in the coastal waters of Thailand, the Philippines, and Indiap. 68
Organochlorine contamination in Baikal seal (Phoca sibirica) from Lake Baikal, Russiap. 92
Marine mammals and environmental contaminants in the Pacific Ocean: Current knowledge and frontiers for researchp. 111
Persistent organic pollutants and outbreaks of disease in marine mammalsp. 137
Marine biodiversity and environment in the Black Sea and the south-western Atlantic Ocean
Biodiversity in the Black Sea: Threats and the futurep. 155
Marine biodiversity of the south-western Atlantic Ocean and main environmental problems of the regionp. 172
Glossaryp. 205
Acronymsp. 208
Contributorsp. 211
Indexp. 214
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