Coastal and Estuarine Management (Routledge Environmental Management)

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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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'A particularly useful tool for undergraduates studying coastal and estuarine processes or the management of coastal areas and resources...It is one of very few books that effectively cross the disciplinary divide between the physical sciences and management. - Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

'The text is written in a lucid but nontechnical style and should be amenable to all students of environmental management...this text has the capacity to influence the attitudes of the next generation of coastal managers.' - Progress in Physical Geography,

'A well written, comprehensive text about coastal and estuarine management...very useful as an introductory text' - International Journal of Environmental Education and Information

The only 'text book' which is both up-to-date and comprehensive in its coverage of this fast developing subject Dr Geoff Walker, West England University

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