Recreational Uses of Coastal Areas: A Research Project of the Commission on the Coastal Environment, International Geographical Union

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October 1, 2011|
Recreational Uses of Coastal Areas: A Research Project of the Commission on the Coastal Environment, International Geographical Union by P. Fabbri
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Human clustering in coastal areas The coastal zone has gained a solid reputation as a place vocated for recreational activities and this is generally related to the presence of the sea. The relationship, however, does not appear univocal or simple: the sea can be perceived as a hostile element by humans and the more general question of whether the presence of the shore is in itself a favourable, repulsive, or irrelevant factor to settlement is a debatable point, at least for pre-industrial societies. Back in the early part of the 19th century, Friedrich Hegel regarded oceans and rivers as unifying elements rather than dividing ones, thus implying a trend towards the concentration of human settlements along them. 'The sea', he wrote, 'stimulates 1 courage and conquest, as well as profit and plunder', although he realized that this did not equally apply to all maritime peoples. In Hegel's view, different approaches to the sea were mainly the results of cultural factors and, in fact, he recognized that some people living in coastal areas perceive the sea as a dangerous and alien place and the shore as aftnis terrae.
Section I: Regional Studies.- 1. The recreational use and abuse of the coastline of Florida.- 2. Management strategies for coastal conservation in South Wales, U.K..- 3. Recreational uses and problems of Port Phillip Bay, Australia.- 4. Recreation in the coastal areas of Singapore.- 5. The Azov Sea coast as a recreational area.- 6. The...
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Title:Recreational Uses of Coastal Areas: A Research Project of the Commission on the Coastal Environment...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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