Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851097163
  • ISBN-13: 9781851097166
  • DDC: 387.5
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Today, our use of the Earth's seas and waterways is more widespread and efficient than ever, yet the basic technology has changed little over time. Many types of equipment still in use would be recognized by ancient seamen. Even though water is no longer the quickest and easiest way to move people and goods, it is still an essential component to all life.

Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues offers a comprehensive introduction to humanity's historical reliance on the world's seas and waterways and how that reliance continues to evolve.

Over the course of two volumes, this extraordinary resource describes the world's major nautical features, the wide variety of uses for those waterways, and a number of essential issues arising from water-borne commerce. The encyclopedia marks the emergence of the aquarium, cruise, energy, fishing, insurance, mining, trade, transportation, recreation, and sport industries, and includes entries on harbors, ports and coastal development that play a part in the economics of commercial water use. Also included is coverage of a number of significant themes such as the rise and fall of the Erie Canal as the gateway to the Midwest, and the declining popularity of the Panama Canal.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Editors and Contributors.
2: History of the World's Seas and Waterways.
3: Adriatic Sea.
4: Aegean Sea.
5: African Dams and Locks.
6: African Rivers.
7: Arabian Sea.
8: Arctic Ocean.
9: Asian Dams and Locks.
10: Asian Ports and Harbors.
11: Asian Rivers.
12: Atlantic Ocean (19th–21st Centuries).
13: Australian Dams and Locks.
14: Australian Ports and Harbors.
15: Baltic Sea.
16: Bering Sea.
17: Black Sea.
18: Bosphorus Strait.
19: Caribbean Sea.
20: Caspian Sea.
21: Central and South American Ports and Harbors.
22: Central and South American Rivers.
23: Coral Sea.
24: Dardanelles.
25: English Channel.
26: European and Mediterranean Ports and Harbors.
27: European Canals.
28: European Dams and Locks.
29: European Rivers.
30: Great Barrier Reef.
31: Great Lakes.
32: Great Salt Lake.
33: Gulf of Alaska.
34: Gulf of California.
35: Gulf of Mexico.
36: Hudson Bay.
37: Indian Ocean.
38: Irish Sea.
39: Island Ports and Harbors.
40: Lake Pontchartrain.
41: Lake Tahoe.
42: Lake Titicaca.
43: Lake Victoria.
44: Mediterranean Sea.
45: North American and Central American Canals.
46: North American Dams and Locks.
47: North American Ports and Harbors.
48: North American Rivers.
49: North Sea.
50: Pacific Ocean.
51: Panama Canal.
52: Persian Gulf.
53: Philippine Sea.
54: Red Sea.
55: Russian Waterways.
56: Sea of Japan.
57: South American Dams and Locks.
58: South China Sea.
59: St. Lawrence Seaway.
60: Strait of Gibraltar.
61: Straits of Magellan.
62: Suez Canal.
63: Uses of the World's Seas and Waterways.
64: Agriculture, Food Commodities.
65: Agriculture, Fruits, and Vegetables.
66: Archaeology, Underwater.
67: Coastal Tourism Industry.
68: Coastal Urban Development.
69: Containerization.
70: Diving.
71: Ecotourism.
72: Fish and Shellfish Farming.
73: Fishing Methods and Technology, 20th Century.
74: Fishing Methods and Technology, up to the Late 19th Century.
75: Fishing, Sport.
76: Fuels, Transportation.