Managing Britain's Marine and Coastal Environment: Towards a Sustainable Futureby Jonathan Potts
Britain's maritime tradition is well documented. The management of its marine and coastal environment is therefore of tantamount importance, and offers lessons for other nations across the world. The beginning of the new millennium marks a major, long-term turning point in the historical development of Britain's maritime interest discernible by continued diversification and intensification in the uses of the sea; unprecedented and often adverse environmental impacts engendered by these uses; and the beginning of a major effort to establish a comprehensive management system which can deal with both multiple uses and environmental impacts.
This collection, featuring an impressive list of contributors, covers themes including maritime history, environmental issues, public policy, tourism, technology and resources as well as open sea development and management. It is a useful addition for those interested in geography, the environment, maritime studies and also engineering.
Meet the Author
Hance D. Smith is Reader at Cardiff University specializiing in marine geography, marine resource management and the development of maritime communities. He is a founder member of the Commission on Marine Geography of the International Geographical Union.
Jonathan Potts is Senior Specialist responsible for contemporary maritime affairs at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
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