World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Second Edition, Volume One: Europe, The Americas and West Africa provides a comprehensive review of the environmental condition of the seas of Europe, the Americas and West Africa. Each chapter is written by experts in the field who provide historical overviews in environmental terms, current environmental status, major problems arising from human use, informed comments on major trends, problems and successes, and recommendations for the future. The book is an invaluable worldwide reference source for students and researchers who are concerned with marine environmental science, fisheries, oceanography and engineering and coastal zone development.
- Covers regional issues that help countries find solutions to environmental decline that may have already developed elsewhere
- Provides scientific reviews of regional issues, thus empowering managers and policymakers to make progress in under-resourced countries and regions
- Includes comprehensive maps and updated statistics in each region covered
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1. Antarctic Seas 2. The Seas Around Greenland: An Environmental Status and Future Perspective 3. The Environmental Status of Norwegian Coastal Waters 4. The Baltic Sea 5. The Bay of Biscay 6. The English Channel: La Manche 7. The Portuguese Coast 8. Black Sea 9. Greece 10. Tunisia 11. Italian Seas 12. The Coasts of Turkey 13. Northern West Coast of Canada 14. Southern West Coast of Canada 15. Chesapeake Bay 16. An Environmental Assessment of the North and South Carolina Coasts 17. The Coastal Marine Ecosystem of South Florida, United States 18. The Gulf of Mexico 19. Southern California Bight 20. Canary Islands 21. The Azores 22. Bermuda and the Sargasso Sea 23. UK Overseas Territories in the Northeast Caribbean: Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat 24. Trinidad and Tobago 25. The Commonwealth of the Bahamas 26. The Turks and Caicos Islands 27. The Mexican Caribbean: From Xcalak to Holbox 28. Pacific Coast of Mexico 29. Chile: Environmental Status and Future perspectives 30. Río de la Plata: Uruguay 31. Nicaragua: Caribbean Coast 32. Nicaragua: Pacific Coast 33. The Northern Argentine Sea 34. Southern Argentina: The Patagonian Continental Shelf 35. The Coral Reef Province of Brazil 36. Nigerian Coastal Environments 37. The Senegalese Coastal and Marine Environment
Professor Charles Sheppard holds a half-time position of Professor in the School of Life Sciences at The University of Warwick, UK. The remainder of his time he works for a range of UN , Governmental and aid agencies in tropical marine and coastal development issues. He advises several governments on marine and coastal management and science, including the UK Government on its tropical Overseas Territories. He has organised and led the scientific input to the 2010 creation of the world's largest fully protected marine researce, in the Chagos archipelago, Indian Ocean, where a lot of his research has been focussed. The other main geographical area of research is the Arabian region. PhD University of Durham 1976.