Coastal Geomorphology. An Introduction

  • ID: 2181472
  • Book
  • 344 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book gives a comprehensive treatment of coastal evolution and dynamics, providing background for the study of coastal landforms and how and why they are changing, with up to date information, world–wide coverage of examples, numerous illustrations and extensive references to the scientific literature. Coastal Geomorphology: An Introduction gives a systematic approach to the subject of coastal geomorphology, dealing with the shaping of landforms, the changing levels of land and sea, the array of coastal processes that have influenced the shaping of landforms and the changes that are taking place on them. It analyses the causes of erosion and accretion on sectors of the coastline and examines the factors that have contributed to these, preparing the way for management strategies. This book includes discussions on the effects that human activities have had on coasts and their continuing contributions to coastal landform changes. This book is an essential read for undergraduate and graduate students in geomorphology, geography, marine science and coastal management courses, anyone concerned with coastal planning, development and management, and organisations concerned with conservation and use of the coast.
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Preface and Acknowledgements.

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Introduction.

Coastal Processes.

Land and Sea Level Changes.

Cliffs and Rocky Shores.

Beaches.

Spits and Barriers.

Coastal Dunes.

Intertidal Landforms, Salt Marshes and Mangroves.

Estuaries and Lagoons.

Deltas.

Coral and Algal Reefs.

Future Coasts.

Appendix: Classification of Coastal Landforms.

References.

Index.
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"An excellent book at a reasonable price..." (Geoscientist, April 2001)

"relevant, clear and useful" (Progress in Physical Geography, Vol.26, No.1, 2002)

"...This is a nicely written, nicely illustrated book..." (Earth Surface Processes & Landforms, November 2002) 

" A useful source book on most coastal issues " (Area, Vol. 34, No.4, 2002)

" a comprehensive textbook of some merit for geomorphologists and Earth scientists alike " (Geological Journal, January/March 2003)

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