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Coastal Dynamics and Landforms - A. S. Trenhaile

Coastal Dynamics and Landforms

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Published: 1st February 1997
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This is a comprehensive reference text for senior undergraduates, graduate students, and instructors and working professionals in the coastal field. It provides a thorough survey of a present state of geomorphological knowledge across a very broad spectrum of coastal types, including topics, such as the form and processes operating on cold coasts, deltas, cohesive cold coasts, and coral reefs, that have rarely been included in general coastal texts. There is also a detailed discussion on the nature, origin, and transport of beach sediment, and the possible effects of future sea-level changes on coastal environments. Anthropological influences and managerial implications are discussed in several of the chapters. All the material draws upon up-to-date research and scientific findings.

'This is an excellent survey of present knowledge in the field of coastal geomorphology... The book will provide an excellent guide for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and will be of considerable interest to professionals working in coastal management.' Aslib Book Guide, Vol. 62, No. 9, September 1997

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Symbols
Introduction
Waves, Tides, and Sea Level
Beach Sediment and Movement
The Beach and Nearshore Zones
Barriers and Related Accumulation
Sand Dunes
Estuaries and Coastal Lagoons
Tide-Dominated Environments
Deltas
Coral Reefs
Rock and Cohesive Clay Coasts
Coasts in Cold Environments
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780198233534
ISBN-10: 0198233531
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 1st February 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.92