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Coastal Defences: Processes, Problems and Solutions

By: Peter W French

366 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs


Paperback | Dec 2001 | #119974 | ISBN: 0415198453
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #119973 | ISBN: 0415198445
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About this book

Presents the broad spectrum of methods that engineers use to protect the coastline and investigates the sort of issues that can arise as a result.


1. Introduction to coastal defences 2. The role of coastal processes in coastal defence management Section I. Hard Approaches to Coastal Defence 3. Sea walls and revetments 4. Groynes and Jetties (Shore normal structures) 5. Cliff stabilisation 6. Offshore breakwaters Section II. Soft Approaches to Coastal Defence 7. Beach feeding 8. Dune Building 9. Increasing natural sedimentation in mudflat environments 10. Managed realignment Section III. Coastal Defence in a Changing Environment 11. Coastal defences revisited 12. Coastal defences in the future

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