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Coasts Under Stress

Restructuring and Social-Ecological Health

by (author) Rosemary E. Ommer

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2007
Category
Environmental Science
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773532250
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $39.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773532038
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773576018
    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
    List Price
    $95.00

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Rosemary Ommer and her project team combine formal scientific (natural and social) and humanist analysis with an examination of the lived experience of coastal people. They analyze community erosion created by economic decline and the ecosystem damage caused by unrelenting industrial pressure on natural resources and look at the history of coastal communities, their resource bases, their economies, and the way the lives of people are embedded in their environments.

About the author

Rosemary Ommer has been Professor of History at Memorial University of Newfoundland and is the former Research Director of Memorial's Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER). She was the Principal Investigator of the Tricounsil-funded Ecoresearch Project, "Sustainability in a Cold-Ocean Coastal Environment," investigating the sustainability of communities of fish and fishers in Newfoundland in the wake of the collapse of the groundfish stocks off Canada's east coast. She is the Director of the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, University of Calgary. She is also co-editor (with Dianne Newell) of Fishing Places, Fishing People: Issues in Canadian Small-Scale Fisheries (1999) and project director of "Coasts Under Stress."

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