Coastal Environments : An Introduction to the Physical, Ecological and Cultural Systems of Coastlines
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.
- Paperback | 617 pages
- 153.4 x 229.6 x 29.2mm | 945.53g
- 01 Mar 1990
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- New edition
- New edition
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.
"The definitive current work for all who are interested in the physical and biological resources of coastlines, their exploitation and management." --COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS