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Coastal Environments: An Introduction to the Physical, Ecological, and Cultural Systems of Coastlines

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Edited By: RWG Carter

617 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, maps

Academic Press

Paperback | Dec 1990 | #7251 | ISBN: 0121618560
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Hardback | Dec 1988 | #4974 | ISBN: 0121618552
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Links the physical and biological resources of coastlines with their exploitation and management.

The definitive current work for all who are interested in the physical and biological resources of coastlines, their exploitation and management. --COASTAL ENVIRONMENTS


Introduction. Waves and Wave-Dominated Coasts. Shoreline Morphodynamics. Tidal and Lake Coasts. Long-Term Development of Coasts. Sea-Level Changes. Sub-Tidal and Beach Ecosystems. Coastal Dunes. Coastal Wetlands. Structures and Organization. The Management of Coastal Waters. Management of Coastal Lands and Sediments. Management of Coastal Ecosystems. Coastal Hazards. References. Index.

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