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Coastal Dunes: Form and Process

Edited By: KF Nordstrom, N Psuty and B Carter

350 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Nov 1990 | #10184 | ISBN: 0471918423
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NHBS Price: £460.00 $563/€516 approx

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Deals with the formation and establishment of coastal dunes from a variety of angles. Surveys of dunes from around the world consider their role in protection of the coast, and also their sensitivity to environmental change. Although written more from a geographer's point of view, this text is of importance to anyone involved in the management of coastal dunes.


Partial table of contents: EOLIAN PROCESSES AND SAND TRANSPORT. Aeolian Sediment Transport: Theory and Measurement (D. Sherman & S. Hotta). BEACH/DUNE INTERACTION. Aeolian Sand Bodies of the South Louisiana Coast (W. Ritchie & S. Penland). The Geomorphological, Ecological and Pedological Development of Coastal Foredunes at Magilligan Point, Northern Ireland (R. Carter & P. Wilson). The Exchange of Materials Between Beach and Dune Systems (A. McLachan). Erosional Landforms in Coastal Dunes (R. Carter, et al.). SECONDARY DUNES AND DUNEFIELDS. Geomorphology and Evolution of Active Transgressive Dunefields (P. Hesp & B. Thom). EFFECTS OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT. Physical and Human Influences on Coastal Dune Development Between the Ribble and Mersey Estuaries, Northwest England (K. Pye). Directions for Coastal Dune Research (K. Nordstrom, et al.).

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