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Coastal Problems: Geomorphology, Ecology and Society at the Coast

By: H Viles and T Spencer

288 pages, Figs, plates, tabs

Hodder Arnold

Paperback | Dec 1993 | #24854 | ISBN: 0340531975
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #35853 | ISBN: 0340625406
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About this book

As coastal problems burgeon, increased erosion, pollution and coastal change are becoming ever more serious and necessitate scientifically informed management strategies. This authoritative new study discusses the causes of, and possible solutions to, some of the more pressing problems, against a background of the natural geomorphological and ecological workings of coastal environments.

Recommended highly as a text that offers new dimensions in the study of applied coastal science. -- Progress in Physical Geography An excellent addition to any undergraduate or introductory course related to coastal environments. A fine introduction to the wide variety of coastal ecosystems. -- Coastal Management An exciting and highly readable synthesis of both the science of coastal problems and the interactions with society. -- Geoscientist A wealth of references is cited. -- Geoscientist Chapters are profusely illustrated with excellent line diagrams and with photographs. Overall, this is of immense value to all concerned with the coast whether as academics and students or as managers and decision-makers. -- Geoscientist


Contents

The coastal context; how coasts work; sandy coastlines - beaches and dunes; rocky coasts - cliffs and platforms; coastal wetlands; coral reefs; cold coasts; managing the coast - coping with coastal problems.

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