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Beaches and Dunes of Developed Coasts

By: Karl F Nordstrom

338 pages, 31 b/w illus, 16 figs, 1 tab

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2004 | #143288 | ISBN: 0521545765
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Hardback | Mar 2000 | #100803 | ISBN: 0521470137
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Discusses the role of humans in transforming the coastal landscape, detailing the many ways beaches and dunes are eliminated, altered and replaced and the differences between natural landforms and the human artefacts that replace them. Emphasis is placed on the importance of retaining naturally functioning beaches and dunes in ways that achieve natural values while accommodating development and use.


Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The developed coastal landscape: temporal and spatial characteristics; 2. Altering landforms to suit human needs; 3. Replenishing landforms; 4. Effects of structures on landforms and sediment availability; 5. Characteristics of human altered landforms; 6. Temporal scales of landscape change; 7. Management programs; 8. Maintaining and enhancing natural features in developed landscapes; 9. Directions for geomorphological research; References.

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