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The Resource Future sea : how to rescue and protect the world's oceans, Deborah Rowan Wright

Future sea : how to rescue and protect the world's oceans, Deborah Rowan Wright

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Future sea : how to rescue and protect the world's oceans
Title
Future sea
Title remainder
how to rescue and protect the world's oceans
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Rowan Wright
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Rather than continue to focus on discrete, geographically bounded bodies of water, ocean advocate and marine-policy researcher Deborah Wright urges a Plan Sea, which reimagines the oceans as the continuous ecosystem it is, not disconnected buckets of salt and plankton. This book proposes that the global marine environment be protected under the precautionary principle. It argues that the policy framework for such protection already exists -- it just needs to be enforced. In a series of case studies, with first-person vignettes woven throughout, Wright encourages us to begin every conversation about ocean policy with the assumption that any extractive or polluting activities in the world's oceans should require special permission. Her argument invokes the Public Trust Doctrine already embedded in many constitutions, and hinges on the Law of the Sea, which was established by the U.N. in 1982 to protect the "high seas," or the remote parts of the ocean considered international waters. To some, Wright's plan may seem idealistic, but its audacity might also be seen as a welcome nudge to our collective imagination. Many scientists are convinced that ocean ecosystems are on the brink of collapse -- there's something to be said, then, for a book that's radical enough to unlock new thinking about what might be possible, and maybe necessary, in terms of their protection"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wright, Deborah Rowan
Dewey number
577.7
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.S3
LC item number
W75 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marine ecosystem health
  • Marine habitat conservation
  • Marine habitat conservation
Label
Future sea : how to rescue and protect the world's oceans, Deborah Rowan Wright
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Back-to-front world -- The laws of life -- Teeming seas -- The free sea -- Theory to reality -- Counteroffensive -- Worrying about the wrong stuff -- The silver bullet? -- The power of many small changes -- Finding like minds
Control code
on1143639690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780226542676
Lccn
2020024360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1143639690
Label
Future sea : how to rescue and protect the world's oceans, Deborah Rowan Wright
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Back-to-front world -- The laws of life -- Teeming seas -- The free sea -- Theory to reality -- Counteroffensive -- Worrying about the wrong stuff -- The silver bullet? -- The power of many small changes -- Finding like minds
Control code
on1143639690
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780226542676
Lccn
2020024360
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1143639690

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