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Encyclopedia of Coastal Science (2-Volume Set)

By: Charles W Finkl(Editor), Christopher Makowski(Editor)
1600 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
Encyclopedia of Coastal Science (2-Volume Set)
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  • Encyclopedia of Coastal Science (2-Volume Set) ISBN: 9783319938059 Edition: 2 Hardback Jun 2019 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the much acclaimed Encyclopedia of Coastal Science edited by M. Schwarz (Springer, 2005), presents an interdisciplinary approach that includes biology, ecology, engineering, geology, geomorphology, oceanography, remote sensing, technological advances, and anthropogenic impacts on coasts. Within its covers the Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd ed. brings together and coordinates many aspects of coastal and related sciences that are widely dispersed in the scientific literature.

The broadly interdisciplinary subject matter of this volume features contributions by almost 270 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and provides an abundance of figures in full-color with line drawings and photographs, and other illustrations such as satellite images. Not only does this volume offer a large number of new and revised entries, it also includes an illustrated glossary of coastal geomorphology, extensive bibliographic citations, and cross-references.

It provides a comprehensive reference work for students, scientific and technical professionals as well as administrators, managers, and informed lay readers.


- Accretion and Erosion Waves on Beaches
- Africa, Coastal Ecology
- Africa, Coastal Geomorphology
- Algal Rims
- Alluvial-Plain Coasts
- Altimeter Surveys, Coastal Tides, and Shelf Circulation
- Antarctica, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology
- Aquaculture
- Archaeology
- Archaeology and Sea-Level Change
- Arctic, Coastal Ecology
- Arctic, Coastal Geomorphology
- Artificial Islands
- Asia, Eastern, Coastal Ecology
- Asia, Eastern, Coastal Geomorphology
- Asia, Middle East, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology
- Asteroid-Impact Coasts
- Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology
- Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Geomorphology
- Atolls
- Australia, Coastal Ecology
- Australia, Coastal Geomorphology
- Barrier
- Barrier Island Formation and Development Modes
- Barrier Island Landforms
- Bay Beaches
- Beach and Nearshore Instrumentation
- Beach Awards and Certifications
- Beach Drainage
- Beach Environmental Quality
- Beach Erosion
- Beach Features
- Beach Management Tools
- Beach Nourishment
- Beach Processes
- Beach Profile
- Beach Ridges
- Beach Safety Research
- Beach Sediment Characteristics
- Beach Stratigraphy
- Beach Use and Behaviors
- Beachrock
- Beaufort Wind Scale
- Bioconstruction
- Bioengineered Shore Protection
- Bioerosion
- Biogeomorphology
- Bioherms and Biostromes
- Black and Caspian Seas, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology
- Bogs
- Boulder Barricades
- Boulder Beaches
- Boulder Pavements
- Capping of Contaminated Coastal Areas
- Carbonate Beaches
- Caribbean Islands, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology
- Carrying Capacity in Coastal Areas
- Cave and Karst in Coastal Settings
- Cays
- Chalk Coasts
- Changing Sea Levels
- Cheniers
- Cliffed Coasts
- Cliffs, Erosion Rates
- Cliffs, Lithology Versus Erosion Rates
- Climate Patterns in the Coastal Zone
- Coastal Barrier Preservation and Destruction
- Coastal Boundaries
- Coastal Changes, Gradual
- Coastal Changes, Rapid
- Coastal Climate
- Coastal Currents
- Coastal Dynamics
- Coastal Erosion
- Coastal Erosion Management
- Coastal Evolution in Microtidal Seas in Holocene
- Coastal Flood Hazard Mapping
- Coastal Hazard Indicators
- Coastal Hoodoos
- Coastal Lake Systems
- Coastal Management Practices
- Coastal Modeling
- Coastal Risk
- Coastal Scenery
- Coastal Seafloor Geomorphological Features, Classfication
- Coastal Sedimentary Facies
- Coastal Soils
- Coastal Subsidence
- Coastal Temperature Trends
- Coastal Upwelling and Downwelling
- Coastal Warfare
- Coastal Wells
- Coastal Wind Effects
- Coastline Changes
- Coasts, Coastlines, Shores, and Shorelines
- Cohesive Sediment Transport
- Conservation of Coastal Sites
- Continental Shelves
- Coral Reef Coasts
- Coral Reef Islands
- Coral Reefs
- Coral Reefs, Emerged
- Cross-Shore Sediment Transport
- Cross-Shore Variation of Grain Size on Beaches
- Cuspate Forelands
- Dalmatian Coasts
- Dams, Effect on Coasts
- Deltaic Ecology
- Deltas
- Demography of Coastal Populations
- Depth of Closure on Sandy Coasts
- Depth of Disturbance
- Desalination
- Desert Coasts
- Developed Coasts
- Dikes
- Dissipative Beaches
- Dredging of Coastal Environments
- Drift and Swash Alignments
- Driftwood
- Dune Ridges
- Dynamic Equilibrium of Beaches
- Economics of Beaches
- El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
- Endogenic and Exogenic Factors
- Energy and Sediment Budgets of the Global Coastal Zone
- Engineering Applications of Coastal Geomorphology
- Environmental Quality
- Eolian Processes
- Eolianite
- Erosion of Coastal Systems
- Erosion Processes
- Erosion: Historical Analysis and Forecasting
- Estuaries
- Estuaries: Anthropogenic Impacts
- Europe, Coastal Ecology
- Europe, Coastal Geomorphology
- Eustasy
- Eustasy and Sea Level
- Faulted Coasts
- Geochronology
- Geodesy
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Geographical Coastal Zonality
- Geohydraulic Research Centers
- Geomorphology and Sea Level
- Geotextile Applications
- Glaciated Coasts
- Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
- Global Vulnerability Analysis
- Gravel Barriers
- Gravel Beaches
- Gross Transport
- Ground-Penetrating Radar
- Gulf Shorelines, Last Eustatic Cycle
- Headland-Bay Beach
- Health Benefits
- History of Coastal Geomorphology
- History, Coastal Ecology
- History, Coastal Protection
- Holocene Coastal Geomorphology
- Holocene Epoch
- Honeycomb Weathering
- Human Impact on Coasts
- Hydrology of the Coastal Zone
- Ice-Bordered Coasts
- Indian Ocean Coasts, Coastal Ecology
- Indian Ocean Coasts, Coastal Geomorphology
- Indian Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology
- Ingression, Regression, and Transgression
- Isostasy
- Jet Probes
- Karst Coasts
- Klint
- Last Interglacial
- Late Quaternary Marine Transgression
- Lifesaving and Beach Safety
- Littoral
- Littoral Cells
- Littoral Drift Gradient
- Longshore Sediment Transport
- Machair
- Managed Retreat
- Mangroves, Ecology
- Mangroves, Geomorphology
- Mangroves, Remote Sensing
- Marine Debris-Onshore, Offshore, and Seafloor Litter
- Marine Litter
- Marine Parks
- Marine Terraces
- Mass Wasting
- Meteorological Effects on Coasts
- Microtidal Coasts
- Middle America, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology
- Mining of Coastal Materials
- Modeling Platforms, Terraces, and Coastal Evolution
- Modes and Patterns of Shoreline Change
- Monitoring Coastal Ecology
- Monitoring Coastal Geomorphology
- Morphodynamic Stability of Tidal Inlet-Bay Systems
- Muddy Coasts
- Natural Hazards
- Navigation Structures
- Nearshore Geomorphological Mapping
- Nearshore Sediment Transport Measurement
- Nearshore Wave Measurement
- Net Transport
- New Zealand, Coastal Ecology
- New Zealand, Coastal Geomorphology and Oceanography
- North America, Coastal Ecology
- North America, Coastal Geomorphology
- Notches
- Offshore Sand Banks and Linear Sand Ridges
- Offshore Sand Sheets
- Oil Spills
- Oil Spills, High-Energy Coasts
- Open-Coast Tidal Flat Deposits
- Pacific Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology
- Pacific Ocean Islands, Coastal Geomorphology
- Paired Baymouth Spits
- Paleocoastlines
- Paraglacial Coasts
- Peat
- Photogrammetry
- Physical Models
- Placer Deposits
- Pleistocene Epoch
- Pluvial Lake Shore Deposits
- Polders
- Pressure Gradient Force
- Rating Beaches
- Reclamation
- Reefs, Non-Coral
- Reflective Beaches
- Remote Sensing of Coastal Environments
- Remote Sensing: Wetlands Classification
- Rhodoliths
- Rhythmic Patterns
- Ria
- Rip Currents
- Ripple Marks
- Rock Coast Processes
- Salt Marsh
- Sand Mining
- Sand Rights
- Sandy Coasts
- Scour and Burial of Objects in Shallow Water
- Seabed Roughness of Coastal Waters
- Sea-Level and Climate Change
- Sea-Level Fluctuations over the Last Millennium
- Sea-Level Indicators, Biologic
- Sea-Level Indicators, Geomorphic
- Sea-Level Indicators-Biological in Depositional Sequences
- Sediment Budget
- Sediment Suspension by Waves
- Sedimentary Basins
- Seismic Displacement
- Sequence Stratigraphy
- Setbacks
- Sharm Coasts
- Shelf Processes
- Shell Middens
- Shore Platforms
- Shore Protection Structures
- Shoreface
- Shoreline and Coastal Terrain Mapping
- Shoreline Response to Littoral Drift Barriers
- Simple Beach and Surf Zone Models
- Small Islands
- South America, Coastal Ecology
- South America, Coastal Geomorphology
- Spits
- Storm Surge
- Strandflat
- Submarine Groundwater Discharge
- Submerged Coasts
- Submerging Coasts
- Surf Modeling
- Surf Zone Processes
- Surfing
- Swash Zone Dynamics
- Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems
- Tafone
- Tectonics and Neotectonics
- Thalassostatic Terraces
- Thermal Expansion
- Tidal Creeks
- Tidal Datums
- Tidal Environments
- Tidal Flats
- Tidal Inlets
- Tidal Power
- Tidal Prism
- Tide Gauges
- Tide Mill
- Tide-Dominated Coasts
- Tides
- Time Series Modeling
- Tors
- Tourism and Coastal Development
- Tourism, Criteria for Coastal Sites
- Tourist Beaches
- Tracers and Coarse Sediment
- Trottoirs
- Tsunami Deposits
- Uplift Coasts
- Vegetated Coasts
- Vibracore
- Volcanic Coasts
- Vorticity
- Washover Effects
- Water Quality
- Wave Climate
- Wave Environments
- Wave Focusing
- Wave Hindcasting
- Wave Power
- Wave Refraction Diagrams
- Wave-Current Interaction
- Wave-Dominated Coasts
- Waves
- Wave-Tide-Dominated Coasts
- Weathering in the Coastal Zone
- Wetland Restoration
- Wetlands

Customer Reviews


Charles W. Finkl is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Oregon State University (Corvallis) and a Ph.D. from the University of Western Australia (Perth). He is the Series Editor of the Encyclopedia of Earth Science Series (EESS) and the Series Editor of the Coastal Research Library (CRL), both published by Springer. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environmental Studies published by Taylor and Francis. He is also the President and Executive Director of the Coastal Education & Research Foundation [CERF], an international marine science organization, that publishes the Journal of Coastal Research (JCR) of which he was a co-founding editor and has been Editor-in-Chief for 35 years.

Christopher Makowski is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, Florida, USA) and has earned degrees with an emphasis in remote sensing of biogeomorphological resources (Ph.D.) and marine ecosystem diversity and conservation (M.Sc.).

By: Charles W Finkl(Editor), Christopher Makowski(Editor)
1600 pages
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Reviews of the first edition:

- Awarded for Excellence in Scholarly and Professional Publishing: "Honorable Mention", in the category Single Volume/Science from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) 2005.

"The contents and approach are interdisciplinary and, under a single cover, one finds subjects normally scattered throughout scientific literature. [...] The topics cover a broad spectrum, so does the geographic range of the contributors. [...] besides geomorphologists, biologists, ecologists, engineers, geographers, geologists, oceanographers and technologists will find information related to their respective fields [...] . Inclusion of appendices [...] is very useful. The illustrated glossary of geomorphology will prove very useful for many of us [...] ."
– Roger H. Charlier, Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 21, Issue 4, Page 866, July 2005

"It is an excellent work that should be included in any carefully selected list of best science reference books of the year [...] Summing Up: Highly recommended."
– M.L. Larsgaard, Choice, Volume 43, Issue 6, Page 989, February 2006

"This volume is a comprehensive collection of articles covering all aspects of the subject: social and economic, engineering, coastal processes, habitats, erosion, geological features, research and observation.[...] As with similar works reviewed, I chose to read articles on familiar topics to see if they covered the expected, and some on unfamiliar topics to see if they could be readily understood. The book passed both tests, but the style is denser and more fact-filled than most of the encyclopedias I have reviewed."
– John Goodier, Reference Reviews, Volume 20, Issue 2, pages 35-36, 2006

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