Coastal Environments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080502144

Coastal Environments

1st Edition

An Introduction to the Physical, Ecological, and Cultural Systems of Coastlines

Authors: R. Carter
eBook ISBN: 9780080502144
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd October 2013
Page Count: 617
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Description

This original volume draws on the author's own research experiences in Ireland, Britain, France, Canada, and the United States to present a guide of coastal environments for applications of shoreline and environmental management. Topics include: long-term development of coasts, water supply and waste disposal, energy resources and coastal water management, coastal water management for recreation, coastal management of storm hazards, and managing world sea-level rise.

Readership

Environmental scientists, physical geographers, geomorphologists, marine geologists, oceanographers, marine biologists, and graduate and post-graduate students.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Waves and Wave-Dominated Coasts. Shoreline Morphodynamics. Tidal and Lake Coasts. Long-Term Development of Coasts. Sea-Level Changes. Sub-Tidal and Beach Ecosystems. Coastal Dunes. Coastal Wetlands. Structures and Organization. The Management of Coastal Waters. Management of Coastal Lands and Sediments. Management of Coastal Ecosystems. Coastal Hazards. References. Index.

Details

No. of pages:
617
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1988
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080502144

About the Author

R. Carter

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ulster, Coleraine Co., Derry, Ireland

Reviews

@qu:"The definitive current work for all who are interested in the physical and biological resources of coastlines, their exploitation and management." @source:--COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS