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Land Abandoned to the Sea: The Managed Retreat of Coastal Areas

Land Abandoned to the Sea: The Managed Retreat of Coastal Areas
Stuart Oliver

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Coastal management has been greatly influenced by the rise of environmentalism, with its greater emphasis on the preservation of natural processes and restoration of habitats. Environmental change and rising sea levels has made the subject especially topical and today managed retreat is seen as a plausible strategy of coastal management, if a controversial one for some. Land Abandoned to the Sea offers a detailed history of how the concept emerged and a rigorous theoretical consideration of its implications. The author includes a range of case studies and concludes with a consideration of the governance implications of managed retreat.

Author Info

Stuart Oliver is Senior Lecturer in Geography at St Mary's University, Twickenham, London. He has published widely on environmental hazards and political ecology of nature and has a particular interest in the cultural geography of nature

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: International Library of Human Geography (Hardcover)

ISBN: 9781788310857
Publication Date: 30 Jan 2019
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 229
Width: 152
Illustrations: 16 Illustrations, black and white

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