Referencing an ebook from an ebook database

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Tanaka (2012, p. 19) notes this shift in law as being due to offshore exploration and drilling: “After World War II, however, coastal states increasingly extended their jurisdiction toward the high seas in order to control offshore resources”.


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Tanaka (2012) asserts that coastal nations, wanting to obtain and secure offshore deposits of natural resources for their own use, expanded their jurisdictional reach into the high seas.

Reference list entry

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Tanaka, Y. (2012). The International Law of the Sea, Cambridge University Press. EBL Ebook Library. Retrieved from http://www.eblib.com