Case Studies in Oceanography and Marine Affairs, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080983979
  • ISBN-13: 9780080983974
  • DDC: 551.46
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This is the last volume in the six-volume Open University set. Each volume is required by students as a relevant part of the Open University course but designed so that it can equally be used as an individual textbook. This volume differs from the others in the series in that it does not draw specifically upon traditional scientific disciplines. The first part of the book provides an historical review of the Law of the Sea culminating in the present day situation. The second part is devoted to two case studies, covering not only the scientific aspects of a particular oceanographic environment, but also the social, political and legal consequences and implications of human interactions with that environment. Each volume in this set is well laid out and copiously illustrated with full colour photographs. Questions to help develop arguments can be found in the text with answers provided at the back. Each chapter concludes with a summary to help consolidate understanding before proceeding with the next section.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About This Volume.
1: Marine Resources and Activities.
2: The Legal Background.
3: The Present International Legal Regime.
4: The Arctic Ocean: Ice, Oil and Sovereignty.
5: The Galápagos: Islands of Variety and Change.
Tables I-III.
Summary of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The Cod War Is Not Only about Fish.
Suggested Further Reading.
Answers and Comments to Questions.