Coastal Environments

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 617 pages
  • 153.4 x 229.6 x 29.2mm | 945.53g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0121618560
  • 9780121618568

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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Review quote

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