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Featured Books—October 2014 Issue


Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment, Third Edition

By Harold F. Hemond and Elizabeth J. Fechner
Hardcover. 486 pp. Academic Press. $109.25.


Principles of transport, biological transformation and chemical partitioning are discussed in the third edition of this text. These processes are explained as they occur in groundwater, air and surface water. Each medium is outlined in detail. The book pays particular attention to mathematical models. Chemical Fate and Transport in the Environment is geared toward students of engineering and environmental science as well as working professionals.

The Art of Seamanship: Evolving Skills, Exploring Oceans, and Handling Wind, Waves and Weather

By Ralph Naranjo
Hardcover. 544 pp. International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press. $33.68.


According to this book, a cool head, preparation and vigilance are the makings of good seamanship. Competency in various practical details makes seamanship an art and a science. Ralph Naranjo is a former Vanderstar Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy and offers a guide for challenges sailors could face on the water. Detailing his own experiences as well as accounts from other accomplished sailors, Naranjo creates a reference book that educates the reader on weather information, boat-handling skills, emergency preparedness, sailboat design, sharing crowded waters and many other subject areas.

Zoning the Oceans: The Next Big Step in Coastal Zone Management

By John M. Boehnert
Paperback. 316 pp. American Bar Association. $72.37.


States use ocean zoning to protect the environment and restrict certain activities. A state’s authority extends about 3 nautical miles off the coast. Coastal zoning can stretch a nation’s influence beyond this reach, playing a role in shipping, aquaculture and renewable energy. This text discusses approaches to coastal zoning and coastal management, as well as the development of a state ocean zoning plan.


Maritime Power in the Black Sea

By Deborah Sanders
Hardcover. 252 pp. Corbett Centre for
Maritime Policy Studies Series. $113.50.

An evaluation and assessment of maritime power, this text compares the capabilities and resources of Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania and Bulgaria. Maritime Power in the Black Sea explores security in regards to these nations in both the regional and international arena. A senior lecturer at King’s College London in the defense studies department, Deborah Sanders delves into the projection of maritime power of the littoral states of the Black Sea. The text adds to the conversation about how maritime power is distinguished in this century.



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