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Coastal Geomorphology: An Introduction

Textbook

By: Eric Bird

411 pages, B&w photos, diagrams

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Jan 2008 | Edition: 2 | #170411 | ISBN-13: 9780470517307
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Hardback | Jan 2008 | Edition: 2 | #170410 | ISBN-13: 9780470517291
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About this book

Coastal Geomorphology is a comprehensive and systematic introduction to this subject and demonstrates the dynamic nature of coastal landforms, providing a background for analytical planning and management strategies in coastal areas that are subject to continuing changes.

This introductory textbook has been completely revised and updated, and is accompanied by a website which provides additional illustrations, global examples, case-studies and more detailed and advanced information on topics referenced in the book, together with explanations of terminology, annotated references and research material.

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)


Contents

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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