eBook The Reference Shelf: Politics of the Ocean, 1st Edition

  • Kenneth Partridge
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  • ISBN-10: 0824212614
  • ISBN-13: 9780824212612
  • DDC: 341.4
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 200 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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From overfishing and whaling to pollution and pirates, a number of significant issues are impacting the oceans in the 21st century. The selections contained in this volume chart the most significant of these problems and describe the political structures in place to confront them. Of particular import is whether the tools at hand are equal to the task and what the cost of ineffective action might be-not only for the oceans, but also for humanity.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Lost at Sea: Debating the Law of the Sea Treaty.
2: Lines in the Water: Territorial Disputes in the Arctic and Beyond.
3: Trouble in the Gulf: The BP Oil Spill.
4: Pollution and the Island of Trash.
5: Scourge of the Seas: Piracy.
6: The End of Seafood? Overfishing around the World.
About the Editor.