Coasts for People

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Coastal and Marine Resource Management

Author: Fikret Berkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317674189

Category: Social Science

Page: 372

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Issues of sustainability and increased competition over coastal resources are changing practices of resource management. Societal concerns about environmental degradation and loss of coastal resources have steadily increased, while other issues like food security, biodiversity, and climate change, have emerged. A full set of social, ecological and economic objectives to address these issues are recognized, but there is no agreement on how to implement them. This interdisciplinary and "big picture book" – through a series of vivid case studies from environments throughout the world – suggests how to achieve these new resource management principles in practical, accessible ways.

The Native Peoples of North America

A History

Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813538998

Category: History

Page: 487

View: 8935


Covering Central America, the United States, and Canada, this book not only provides an introduction to the history of North American Indians, but also offers a description of the material and intellectual ways that Native American cultures have influenced the life and institutions of people across the globe.

Increasing Capacity for Stewardship of Oceans and Coasts

A Priority for the 21st Century

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on International Capacity-Building for the Protection and Sustainable Use of Oceans and Coasts

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309164344

Category: Science

Page: 154

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Marine environments support the livelihoods, economies, and quality of life for communities around the world. But growth of coastal populations and increasing demands on marine resources are putting the future of ocean and coastal resources at risk through impacts such as overfishing, wetland drainage, climate change, and pollution of coastal waters. Given these demands, it is vital to build capacity--the people, the institutions, and technology and tools--needed to manage ocean resources. Unfortunately, many capacity building efforts focus on specific projects rather than on capacity building as goal unto itself, resulting in activities that are not funded or sustained past the typically short project lifetime. This book finds that the most successful capacity-building efforts meet the needs of a specific locale or region based on periodic assessments and include plans to maintain and expand capacity after the project ends. The report recommends ways that governments and organizations can help strengthen marine protection and management capacity, including conducting periodic program assessments, making plans to sustain funding, and developing leadership and political will. The book was produced at the request of Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the President's Circle of the National Academies, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Marisla Foundation, and the Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation.

Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic, Subarctic, and Northwest Coast

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615307133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 152

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The indigenous peoples of North America and Greenland have long inhabited and thrived in a variety of terrains and climates. The three different culture areas of the Arctic, American Subarctic, and American Northwest perhaps best exemplify this—from the sometimes stark environment of the tundra to the moderate conditions of the coastal regions in northern California, the indigenous communities in each found ways to subsist on the resources available to them even when facing social, political, or geographic adversity. This compelling volume examines the histories, lifestyles, and the spiritual and cultural traditions of the diverse groups that make up these culture areas.

Native Peoples of the Gulf Coast of Mexico

Author: Alan R. Sandstrom,Enrique Hugo Garc’a Valencia

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816524112

Category: History

Page: 335

View: 1068


For too long, the Gulf Coast of Mexico has been dismissed by scholars as peripheral to the Mesoamerican heartland, but researchers now recognize that much can be learned from this regionÕs cultures. Peoples of the Gulf CoastÑparticularly those in Veracruz and TabascoÑshare so many historical experiences and cultural features that they can fruitfully be viewed as a regional unit for research and analysis. Native Peoples of the Gulf Coast of Mexico is the first book to argue that the people of this region constitute a culture area distinct from other parts of Mexico. A pioneering effort by a team of international scholars who summarize hundreds of years of history, this encyclopedic work chronicles the prehistory, ethnohistory, and contemporary issues surrounding the many and varied peoples of the Gulf Coast, bringing together research on cultural groups about which little or only scattered information has been published. The volume includes discussions of the prehispanic period of the Gulf Coast, the ethnohistory of many of the neglected indigenous groups of Veracruz and the Huasteca, the settlement of the American Mediterranean, and the unique geographical and ecological context of the Chontal Maya of Tabasco. It provides descriptions of the Popoluca, Gulf Coast Nahua, Totonac, Tepehua, Sierra „Šh–u (Otom’), and Huastec Maya. Each chapter contains a discussion of each groupÕs language, subsistence and settlement patterns, social organization, belief systems, and history of acculturation, and also examines contemporary challenges to the future of each native people. As these contributions reveal, Gulf Coast peoples share not only major cultural features but also historical experiences, such as domination by Hispanic elites beginning in the sixteenth century and subjection to forces of change in Mexico. Yet as contemporary people have been affected by factors such as economic development, increased emigration, and the spread of Protestantism, traditional cultures have become rallying points for ethnic identity. Native Peoples of the Gulf Coast of Mexico highlights the significance of the Gulf Coast for anyone interested in the great encuentro between the Old and New Worlds and general processes of culture change. By revealing the degree to which these cultures have converged, it represents a major step toward achieving a broader understanding of the peoples of this region and will be an important reference work on these indigenous populations for years to come.

Asia-Pacific Coasts and Their Management

States of Environment

Author: Nobuo Mimura

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402036256

Category: Science

Page: 367

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The Asia and Pacific region is home to the world’s largest concentration of coral reefs and mangroves. It accommodates two-thirds of the world’s human population and its economic activities have the highest growth rate in the world. This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art understanding on the drivers, state, and responses to the coastal environmental changes in the Asia and Pacific region. It provides important perspectives on the subject for researchers.

Fishing Places, Fishing People

Traditions and Issues in Canadian Small-scale Fisheries

Author: Dianne Newell,Rosemary E. Ommer,Rosemary Ommer

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079596

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

View: 4315


Using case studies drawn from across Canada, the papers demonstrate that there are many shared issues in the various small-scale fisheries of this country, and locate small-scale fisheries in their historical context as well as in that of global concerns.

Earth's Coasts

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778732068

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3386


Introduces coasts, discussing the different types, how they are formed, where they are found around the world, and the plants, animal, and people that live on them.