Listening To The Sea

The Politics of Improving Environmental Protection

Listening to the Sea is that rarest of books: an insightful, meticulous, up-to-date examination of a crucial topic that is also very clearly written. Focusing on the pernicious mismatch between fragmented ways humans govern our activities in the sea, and the biological vulnerability of marine species and ecosystems, it calls persuasively for marine management based on biological realities, and points to new solutions that are 'smarter, cheaper, and more effective.' In the two decades since I began in marine conservation, I haven't seen a marine policy book so sane, so compelling.
Elliott A. Norse, President, Marine Conservation Biology Institute

Through a rigorous integration of policy and science, Robert Wilder suggests a much-improved second-generation governance of the oceans and coasts and proposes new ideas for resolving the environmental policy stalemate found within the U.S. government.

288 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

September, 1998

isbn : 9780822956631

about the author

Robert Jay Wilder

Robert J. Wilder, J.D. and Ph.D., teaches in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and is a researcher in the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been a Fulbright fellow; National Academy of Sciences Young Investigator in Biodiversity and Coastal Ecology; Sea Grant fellow; and an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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