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The politics of the oceans

Author: Kenneth Partridge
Publisher: Ipswich, Mass. : H.W. Wilson, ©2011.
Series: Reference shelf, v. 83, no. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For much of human history, the oceans were politics-free zones ... In this edition of The Reference Shelf, we examine "The Politics of the Oceans" and consider humanity's evolving relationship with the sea"--Preface.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Partridge
ISBN: 9780824211110 0824211111
OCLC Number: 701811180
Description: viii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: I. LOST at sea: debating the Law of the Sea Treaty. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: (a historical perspective) / United Nations ; LOST would be a loser for the U.S. / James Carafano ; Editorial: A treaty whose time has come / The New York Times ; LOST ratification would sacrifice sovereignty, weaken military: exclusive interview / Chris Carter ; Sea treaty has broad support, but little chance of ratification / Andrew Jensen --
II. Lines in the water: territorial disputes in the Arctic and beyond. From sea to shining sea to Arctic ocean: sovereignty issues and energy opportunities can no longer be ignored / Joe Ralston ; As ice melts and technology improves, interest in Arctic grows / Jarondakie Patrick and Erika Bolstad ; As the far north melts, calls grow for Arctic treaty / Ed Struzik ; Bolivia-Chile dispute could turn ugly / Andres Oppenheimer ; Center-stage for the twenty-first century / Robert D. Kaplan --
t III. Trouble in the Gulf: the BP oil spill. The oil spill's surprise endings / Newsweek ; The spill, the scandal and the president / Tim Dickinson ; Oil and water / Paul Burka ; BP oil spill : forgotten but not gone / Charles Wohlforth ; America's Chernobyl / Ruth Conniff --
IV. Pollution and the island of trash. Wasted waves: surveying the plastic adrift in the world's oceans / Anna Cummins ; Trashing the island / Charlie Gillis ; Out of sight, out of mine : ocean dumping of mine wastes / Robert Moran, Amanda Reichelt-Brushett, Roy Young ; Japanese tsunami aftermath floating Alaska's way / Doug O'Harra ; The peril of plastic / Bettina Wassener --
V. Scourge of the seas: piracy. Somalia: total cost of piracy menace hits U.S. $12 billion / Christine Mungai ; As pirate attacks grow, shipowners take arms / Peter Apps ; Nigeria: the "other" maritime piracy hotbed / Donna J. Nincic ; How Somalia's fishermen became pirates / Ishaan Tharoor ; We're firing blanks in the war against piracy / Praveen Swami --
VI. The end of seafood? Overfishing around the world. Overfishing could take seafood off the menu by 2048 / David Biello ; Fish on Fridays: the end of overfishing in America / Michael Conathan ; Fish on Fridays: maximizing the value of America's fisheries / Michael Conathan ; Time for a sea change / Paul Greenberg ; Red fish, green fish : what you need to know about seafood ratings / Jacqueline Church ; Food : something's fishy / Matthew McClearn.
Series Title: Reference shelf, v. 83, no. 5.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth Partridge.

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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  Read more...

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