The Mediterranean Sea

This volume is an indispensable addition to the multidisciplinary coverage of the science of the Mediterranean Sea.

Author: Stefano Goffredo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400767048

Category: Science

Page: 678

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This volume is an indispensable addition to the multidisciplinary coverage of the science of the Mediterranean Sea. The editors have gathered leading authorities from the fields of Marine Biology, Ecology, paleoclimatology, Chemical and Physical Oceanography, Zoology, Botany, Aquatic Photosynthesis, Socioeconomics, Mariculture, Mediterranean History and Science of Humanity. Beginning with the birth of the Mediterranean Sea and its myths. From coral to fish, an introduction is given to its major inhabitants of plants and animals past and present. The chapters illustrate how organisms interact as part of the structure and function of the Sea's main ecosystems. The rise of the Mediterranean as the cradle of the Western Civilization leads to a discourse on the status of human interaction with the sea. Accelerating global climate change, water warming, ocean acidification and sea level rise, and analyses of their effects on key organisms, entire ecosystems and human socioeconomics are given. Forecasting and predictions are presented taking into account different future scenarios from the IPCC (International Panel on Climate Change). The volume is richly illustrated in color, with an extensive bibliography. A valuable addition to the limited literature in the field, offering up-to-date broad coverage merging science and humanities.‚Äč

The Mediterranean Sea

Examines the geography, plants, animals, trade, and resources of the Mediterranean Sea.

Author: David Lambert

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780817245122

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 290

Examines the geography, plants, animals, trade, and resources of the Mediterranean Sea.

Eutrophication in the Mediterranean Sea

Case Study : Lake of Tunis B. Moheiddine PRESENTATION OF DRAFT WORKING PAPER Eutrophication in the Mediterranean Sea : Scientific Background for the Preparation of Guidelines on the Assessnent of Receiving Capacity for Eutrophying ...

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Category: Eutrophication

Page: 195

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Mediterranean Sea

Surveys the physical features, geological borders, climate and currents, water, plant and animal life, and economic and ecological aspects of the Mediterranean Sea.

Author: Jen Green

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836862744

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 950

Surveys the physical features, geological borders, climate and currents, water, plant and animal life, and economic and ecological aspects of the Mediterranean Sea.

The Great Sea

" Now available in paperback, The Great Sea is the definitive account of perhaps the most vibrant theater of human interaction in history.

Author: David Abulafia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019975263X

Category: Science

Page: 816

View: 960

Connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea has been for millennia the place where religions, economies, and political systems met, clashed, influenced and absorbed one another. In this brilliant and expansive book, David Abulafia offers a fresh perspective by focusing on the sea itself: its practical importance for transport and sustenance; its dynamic role in the rise and fall of empires; and the remarkable cast of characters-sailors, merchants, migrants, pirates, pilgrims-who have crossed and re-crossed it. Ranging from prehistory to the 21st century, The Great Sea is above all a history of human interaction. Interweaving major political and naval developments with the ebb and flow of trade, Abulafia explores how commercial competition in the Mediterranean created both rivalries and partnerships, with merchants acting as intermediaries between cultures, trading goods that were as exotic on one side of the sea as they were commonplace on the other. He stresses the remarkable ability of Mediterranean cultures to uphold the civilizing ideal of convivencia, "living together." Now available in paperback, The Great Sea is the definitive account of perhaps the most vibrant theater of human interaction in history.

Mediterranean Sea

Surveys the origin, geological borders, climate, water, plant and animal life, and economic and ecological aspects of the Mediterranean Sea.

Author: John F. Prevost

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617850055

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 893

Surveys the origin, geological borders, climate, water, plant and animal life, and economic and ecological aspects of the Mediterranean Sea.

Environmental Condition of the Mediterranean Sea

The book was developed on the basis of an integrated environmental study financed by the European Investment Bank, to which we would like to express our sincere thanks.

Author: F.B. de Walle

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401581770

Category: Science

Page: 526

View: 210

This study investigates the extent of the pollution of the Mediterranean Sea with respect to the four bordering EC countries - spain, France, Italy, and Greece. The environmental pressures and economic impacts are examined and the institutional/legal framework is described together with all the necessary environmental expenditures. The book is written in such a way that separate chapters are devoted to each of the four countries, after an initial section summarizing the major commonalities. These chapters are organized in parallel formats so that it is possible to examine the same topic country by country. Good references are provided for the reader who is not familiar with the subject of Mediterranean pollution. For specialists, the book provides a useful overview of adjacent fields other than their own speciality: for policymakers, the chapters provide sufficient foundations for decision-making: for the investment planner and banks, it provides budget and investment needs; and for the private sector, it gives an insight into the possibilities for corporate applications of environmental technologies. Four specialists - Prof. V. Silano (Italy), Dr. M. Vassilopoulos (Greece), Dr. L.A. Romafia (France), and Mr. A. Estevan (Spain- contributed sustantially by evaluating the necessary information from national documents on environmental policies and strategies. The book was developed on the basis of an integrated environmental study financed by the European Investment Bank, to which we would like to express our sincere thanks.


Oil Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea Part I

276 2 The Roles of Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea and European Maritime Safety Agency in Oil Spill Response.

Author: Angela Carpenter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030122360

Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 192

This volume offers a review of oil inputs to the Mediterranean Sea from sources such as shipping, and offshore exploration and exploitation activities. It discusses international measures to prepare for, respond to, and prevent oil pollution incidents, as well as the international legal framework and agencies with a role in pollution prevention and responses. It includes chapters on modeling the fate of oil pollution, oil spill response, and oil spill beaching probability, and presents data from a range of sources, including historic data on shipping accidents and oil exploration and exploitation activities, satellite and remote sensing data, and numerical modelling data, to provide an overview of oil pollution over several years. Topics covered include modelling of oil slicks in the eastern and western Mediterranean basins, oil exploration and exploitation activities in the waters of the Levantine Basin (Eastern Mediterranean), and signatures to and ratification of the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols, for example. Together with the companion volume Oil Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea: Part II - National Case Studies, it addresses both national and international measures in the region, making it of relevance to the agencies and government bodies tasked with remediating or preventing oil pollution, as well as policymakers and practitioners in the fields of shipping, ports and terminals, oil extraction and marine management. It provides researchers with essential reference material on tools and techniques for monitoring oil pollution, and serves as a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of marine oil pollution.