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Author Name:    ALEXANDERSSON, Gunnar International Straits of the World, Vol.6

Title:   Baltic Straits. Volume 6 in the International Straits of the World series. First Edition

Publisher:    Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague / Boston / London, 1982, ISBN:902472595X 

Seller ID:   103358

ALEXANDERSSON, Gunnar. The Baltic Straits. The Hague / Boston / London : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1982. First Edition. Pp. (4),v-xi,(1),1-132. Maps in text. 8vo, green cloth, light green lettering to front & spine. Volume6 in the International Straits of the World series. "Professor Alexanderss on has carefully drawn the physical-hydrographic elements of the Baltic Seaand its approaches; he has vividly described the historical intereats, bot h politically and economically, of the littoral states, analysed the legal status and uses of the Baltic Straits over time, and calculated the role f the Baltic region, with its waterways, in the global struggle between the western alliance and the Soviet bloc. He has especially delineated the delicate role of Sweden and Finland, caught between East and West. Of particularvalue is his description of the various legal views of the Baltic Straits, particularly in light of the emerging law of the sea and his estimate of t he opportunities for peace and prosperity in this regon, marked for trade, environmental cooperation, and political rivalries by different systems of political economy." (from the back cover). Contents : Foreword (by Gerard J. Mangone). 1. The Baltic Region : Physical Characteristics; Regional Tradeand Transportation. 2. The Baltic Sea as an Ecosystem : Depths; Morphology ; Geology; Hydrology; Biology; Pollution; Fisheries; Seabed Delimitation and Mineral Production; Tourism and Recreation. 3. The Baltic States : Sweden; Finland; Soviet Union; The Three Baltic Republics (Baiticum); Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Balticum after 1940; Poland; Germany; Denmark; Boundaries and Regional Arrangements after 1945; The Nordic Council and Nordek; European Free Trade Association (EFTA); Comecon and the Warsaw Pact. 4. The Baltic Straits : The Little Belt; The Great Belt; The Sound; The Aland Sea; The Kalmar Sound; The Sound Dues; The Baltic Straits (1857-1945); The Baltic Straits and Approaches since World War II; Legal Views of the Baltic Straits;Closing the Baltic Straits; Mare Clausum Balticum? 5. Prospects for Prospe rity and Peace : Baltic Trade; International Scientific Cooperation; Military Force in the Baltic Region. Documentary Appendices. Light spotting to endpapers and top-edge, else very good. 170.00


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