Coastal Environments - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080502144

Coastal Environments

1st Edition

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

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


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.


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@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

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