During the past century, scientists, world statesmen, and international entrepreneurs have become increasingly aware of the potential of the oceans as a source of minerals. This book provides an authoritative picture of the current state of marine mineral extraction. A major work of reference, it will be essential reading for both those engaged in maritime studies and for professional organisations involved in the extraction of underwater minerals.

chapter 1|9 pages


part |1 pages

Part one Deep seabed politics and minerals

chapter 1|1 pages


chapter 2|29 pages

Law of the sea

chapter 4|23 pages

Minerals of the deep seabed

part |1 pages

Part two The continental margins

chapter 1|1 pages


chapter 6|24 pages

Placers and subseabed metallics

chapter 8|31 pages

Industrial chemical materials and coal

chapter 9|23 pages

Sea-water as an ore

chapter 11|31 pages

Offshore petroleum frontiers

chapter 14|4 pages