Title: Control of the Sea-Bed : Who Owns the Resources of the Oceans?
Publisher:  Heinemann, London , 1977, ISBN:043442952X
Seller ID: 103479
LUARD, Evan. The Control of the Sea-Bed : Who Owns the Resources of the Oceans?. London : Heinemann, (1977). Revised Edition. Pp (6),vii-x,(2),3-315,(3). Tables & figures in text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. First published in 1974 as The Control of the Sea-Bed : A New International Issue. See Papadakis, International Law of the Sea: A Bibliography 389. "Little known to the public, a new issue has arisen which could become the main cause of conflict among nations over the coming decades. This concerns the ownership and control of the hugely valuable resources that lies in the two-thirds of the earth's surface beneath the seas. As resources on land diminish, and a world fuel shortage emerges, the importance of these becoming still greater. To whom do they belong? The author examines the solutions in depth." Contents: Part I. The Problem. 1. The Resources at Stake; 2. The Lawin Dispute; 3. The Threat of Militarization; 4. The Dangers of Pollution. Part II. The History. 5. The Maltese Move; 6. The Disarmament Debate; 7. The Conservation Issue; 8. The Basic Principles; 9. The Limits; 10. The Régime. Part III. The Future. 11. Basic Interests and Issues; 12. A Possible Régime. With Conclusions and index. One small library discard stamp, (no othermarks)., very good 16.00