Coastal and Estuarine Management

Coastal and Estuarine Management

by Peter French
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415137586

ISBN-13: 9780415137584

Pub. Date: 01/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The coast cannot be left to nature to determine its fate. Wealth, property, economic interests, recreation, tourism and wildlife are all threatened. Coasts are an administrative battle ground and one of the most important and widely examined topics in environmental management.
Coastal and Estuarine Management examines the issues surrounding the human use

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Overview

The coast cannot be left to nature to determine its fate. Wealth, property, economic interests, recreation, tourism and wildlife are all threatened. Coasts are an administrative battle ground and one of the most important and widely examined topics in environmental management.
Coastal and Estuarine Management examines the issues surrounding the human use and abuse of estuarine and coastal environments. Emphasising the importance and significance of this natural resource, the uses and conflicts which occur and the results of human activity, this book explains the ways in which conservation and management policies and practices can protect this productive and diverse ecosystem.
Examples and real-life case studies illustrate the effect of human intervention, both from an historic and contemporary perspective. Exposing the environmental consequences of estuarine pollution, Peter French highlights the need for management strategies to promote a sustainable development ethic for estuaries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415137584
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Routledge Environmental Management Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction to estuarine and coastal systems1
2The physical regime of coasts and estuaries25
3Land claim and coastal defence55
4The industrial use of coasts and estuaries117
5Coastal development for tourism147
6Causes of indirect impacts on the coast171
7Management frameworks for coastal and estuarine systems187
The final word221
References223
Location index245
Subject index248

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