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Saving America's Beaches: The Causes of and Solutions to Beach Erosion

Series: Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering Volume: 19

By: Scott L Douglass

World Scientific Publishing

Paperback | Sep 2002 | #157699 | ISBN: 9812380973
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NHBS Price: £33.99 $43/€40 approx

About this book

This text examines where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how "works of man" have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can be done to save the beaches for future generations of Americans. A three-part prescription for healthy beaches is proposed: "backing off"; "bypassing sand"; and "beach nourishment".


Contents

Beaches - America's longest playgrounds; our jewelled necklace of sand - the geology of beaches; surf's up! - waves and their effect on beaches; "sand thieves" of the beach - how we are destroying our beaches; "designer beaches" - beach nourishment engineering; the prescription for saving America's beaches.

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