In This Review

Managing the Oceans: Resources, Research, Law
Managing the Oceans: Resources, Research, Law
Edited by Jacques G. Richardson
Lomond Publications, 1985, 407 pp.

In contrast to Ken Booth's book (noted above), this volume, a UNESCO enterprise, devotes only one of 35 chapters to military matters: a piece by Frank Barnaby, a leader in peace research, who briefly describes the superpowers' naval forces and deplores the naval arms race as a possible major contributor to global nuclear war. The rest of the book is a virtual encyclopedia, with pages of interesting and valuable information on marine resources, ocean research, aquaculture, ecology and pollution, meteorology, governmental and non-governmental cooperation, and a host of other matters. The new Law of the Sea treaty's provisions on the seabed are hailed as a big step toward the new international economic order.