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Opportunities and Uses of the Ocean

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461260387
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/28/2011
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1978
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Opportunity of the Ocean.- 2 How the Ocean Works.- General Characteristics of the Oceans.- The Origin of the Oceans.- General Topography of the Ocean.- Origin of the Ocean Basin.- Water.- Physical Oceanography.- Chemical Oceanography.- Biological Oceanography.- Marine Geology-Geological Oceanography.- References.- 3 The Legal Aspects of the Ocean.- Events Leading to the Truman Proclamation.- The Truman Proclamation.- The and 1960 Geneva Conventions on the Law of the Sea 42.- Events Leading to the Law of the Sea Conferences in thes 50.- Basic Issues of the Law of the Sea Conferences of thes 54.- The Freedom of Scientific Research Issue.- References.- 4 Marine Shipping.- The World Shipping Fleet.- The United States Shipping Fleet.- Port and Offshore Facilities.- Problems Associated with Shipping.- Shipping and the Law of the Sea.- References.- 5 The Resources of the Ocean.- Mineral Resources of the Ocean.- Marine Resources of the Continental Margin.- Resources of the Deep Sea.- Biologic Resources of the Ocean.- References.- 6 Marine Pollution.- Domestic, Industrial, and Agricultural Pollution.- Ocean Dumping.- Hydrocarbon Pollution.- Pollution Resulting from Exploration and Exploitation of Marine Mineral Resources.- Radioactive and Thermal Wastes.- Conclusions.- References.- 7 Military Uses of the Ocean.- Antisubmarine Warfare.- Relative Naval Strengths of the United States and the USSR.- Military Use of the Ocean and the Law of the Sea.- References.- 8 The Coastal Zone.- Ownership and Definition of Coastal Regions.- Oceanographic Processes Relative to the Coastal Zone.- Coastal Erosion.- Estuaries and Marshes.- Human Activity in the Coastal Zone.- Use of the Coastal Zone.- References.- 9 Innovative Uses of the Ocean.- Energy from the Sea.- Climate and the Ocean.- Fresh Water from the Sea.- Disposal of Nuclear Wastes in the Deep Sea.- Innovative Opportunities for Using Marine Organisms.- Other Innovative Ideas.- References.

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