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Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

Edited By: Eric Bird
1600 pages, 1440 col illus, 200 line drawings, 2 volumes
Publisher: Springer Nature
Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms
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  • Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms ISBN: 9781402086380 Hardback Oct 2010 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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As compared with the previous online-only version, "The World's Coastal Landforms" features dramatically enlarged and updated coverage - growing from 200 to more than 250 chapters with almost every original chapter modified by revisions and additions. This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world's coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform.

An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on 'what is where' on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world's coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1,660 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.


1.0 USA -- Editorial Introduction 1.1 Alaska1.2 Washington1.3 Oregon1.4 California1.5 Texas1.6 Louisiana1.7 Mississippi1.8 Alabama1.9 Florida1.10 Georgia1.11 South Carolina1.12 North Carolina1.13 Central Atlantic coast1.14 New York-New England1.15 Great Lakes (USA)1.16 Hawaii 2.0 Canada -- Editorial Introduction2.1 British Columbia2.2 New Brunswick & Nova Scotia2.3 Gulf of St Lawrence2.4 St Pierre et Miquelon2.5 Newfoundland2.6 Northern Canada2.7 Great Lakes (Canada) 3.0 Central America -- Editorial Introduction3.1 Mexico, Pacific coast3.2 Pacific coasts, Guatemala to Panama3.3 Pacific Coast of Colombia 4.0 South America -- Editorial Introduction4.1 Ecuador4.2 Peru4.3 Chile4.4 Argentina4.5 Uruguay4.6 Brazil4.7 French Guiana4.8 Surinam4.9 Guyana4.10 Venezuela4.11 Caribbean coast of Colombia4.12 Caribbean coasts, Panama to Belize4.13 Mexico, Caribbean coast 5.0 Caribbean Islands -- Editorial Introduction5.1 Cuba5.2 Jamaica5.3 Hispaniola5.4 Puerto Rico5.4.1 Virgin Islands5.5 Lesser Antilles 6.0 Atlantic Ocean Islands -- Editorial Introduction6.1 Bahamas6.2 Bermuda6.3 Greenland6.4 Iceland6.5 Other Atlantic Islands 7.0 British Isles -- Editorial Introduction7.1 England and Wales Introduction7.2 Cumbria7.3 Lancashire7.4 Isle of Man7.5 North Wales7.6 West Wales7.7 South Wales7.7.1 Severn estuary7.8 Avon, Somerset and North Devon7.9 North Cornwall7.9.1 Isles of Scilly7.10 South Cornwall7.11 South Devon7.12 Dorset7.13 Hampshire7.14 Isle of Wight7.15 Sussex7.16 Kent7.17 Essex7.18 Suffolk7.19 Norfolk7.20 Lincolnshire7.21 Yorkshire and Cleveland7.22 Durham, Tyne and Wear7.23 Northumberland7.24 Scotland, Introduction7.24.1 Scotland, South-East7.24.2 Scotland, Fife7.24.3 Scotland, Angus and Aberdeen7.24.4 Scotland, Moray Firth7.24.5 Orkney and Shetland7.24.6 Scotland, North and North-West7.24.7 Inner Hebrides7.24.8 Outer Hebrides7.24.9 Scotland, Fort William to Clyde7.24.10 Scotland, South-West7.25 Northern Ireland7.26 Ireland7.27 Channel Islands 8.0 Europe - Editorial Introduction8.1 Norway8.1.1 Svalbard8.2 Sweden8.3 Finland8.3.1 Russian Gulf of Finland8.4 Estonia8.5 Latvia8.6 Lithuania8.7 Kaliningrad8.8 Poland8.9 Germany8.10 Denmark8.11 Netherlands8.12 Belgium8.13.1 North coast of France8.13.2 West coast of France8.13.3 Mediterranean France8.13.4 Corsica8.14 Spain8.14.1 Gibraltar8.15 Portugal8.16 Italy8.16.1 Sardinia8.16.2 Sicily8.17 Malta8.18 Slovenia8.19 Croatia8.20 Bosnia Herzegovina8.21 Montenegro8.22 Albania8.23 Greece8.24 Crete8.25 Bulgaria8.26 Romania8.27 Ukraine8.28 Sea of Azov8.29 Republic of Georgia 9.0 Russian Federation - Editorial Introduction9.1 Russian Gulf of Finland9.2 Russian Black Sea coast9.3 Russian Pacific9.4 Russian Arctic9.5 Russian Caspian9.6 Kaliningrad 10.0 Middle East -- Editorial Introduction10.1 Turkey10.2 Cyprus10.3 Syria10.4 Lebanon10.5 Israel 11.0 Caspian and Aral Seas - Editorial Introduction11.1 Iran Caspian11.2 Turkmenistan11.3 Kazakhstan11.4 Russian Caspian11.5 Azerbaijan11.6 Aral Sea 12.0 North Africa - Editorial Introduction12.1 Egypt Mediterranean12.2 Libya12.3 Tunisia12.4 Algeria12.5 Morocco 13.0 West Africa - Editorial Introduction13.1 Mauritania13.2 Senegal and Gambia13.3 Guinea Bissau13.4 Republic of Guinea13.5 Sierra Leone13.6 Liberia13.7 Ivory Coast13.8 Ghana13.9 Togo and Benin13.10 Nigeria13.11 Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea13.12 Gabon, Congo, Cabina and Zaire13.13 Angola13.14 Namibia 14.0 South Africa Introduction14.1 South Africa 15.0 East Africa- Editorial Introduction15.1 Mozambique15.2 Tanzania15.3 Kenya15.4 Somalia15.5 Eritrea15.6 Sudan15.7 Egypt Red Sea15.8 Jordan 16.0 South-west Asia - Editorial Introduction16.1 Saudi Arabia Red Sea16.2 Yemen16.3 Southern Arabia and Oman16.4 United Arab Emirates16.5 Qatar16.6 Bahrein16.7 Saudi Arabia Arabian Gulf16.8 Kuwait and Iraq16.9 Iran 17.0 South Asia - Editorial Introduction17.1 Pakistan17.2 India17.3 Sri Lanka17.4 Bangladesh17.5 Burma 18.0 Indian Ocean Islands - Editorial Introduction18.1 Madagascar18.2 Other Indian Ocean Islands 19.0 South-east Asia - Editorial Introduction19.1 Thailand Andaman Sea19.2 Malaysia19.3 Singapore19.3.1 Thailand Gulf of Thailand19.4 Brunei19.5 Cambodia19.6 Vietnam19.7 Philippines19.8 Indonesia19.9 East Timor19.10 Papua New Guinea 20.0 East Asia - Editorial Introduction20.1 China20.2 Taiwan20.3 North Korea20.4 South Korea20.5 Japan 21.0 Australia - Editorial Introduction21.1 New South Wales21.1.1 Lord Howe Island21.1.2 Norfolk Island21.2 Queensland21.3 Northern Territory21.4 Western Australia21.5 South Australia21.6 Victoria21.7 Tasmania 22.1 New Zealand22.2 Chatham Islands 23.0 Pacific Ocean Islands - Editorial Introduction23.1 New Caledonia23.2 Fiji23.3 Society Islands23.4 Other Pacific Islands 24.1 Antarctica

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Dr. Eric Bird is Scientific Director of Geostudies and a Principal Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked on coastal geomorphology and geology in Australia, Britain, the United States, and various other countries. Trained at King's College London and the Australian National University, Bird has an M.Sc. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. He has held academic appointments at King's College and University College London, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the United Nations University in Tokyo. He's participated in research and advisory work for several United Nations agencies and various government and non-government organizations throughout the world. He has published more than fifteen books and 320 scientific articles, mainly on coastal topics.

Edited By: Eric Bird
1600 pages, 1440 col illus, 200 line drawings, 2 volumes
Publisher: Springer Nature
Media reviews

From the reviews: "The encyclopedia is well laid out and easy to use. The pictures are good and there are plenty of references. As well as being a resource for professional geologists and geographers, the editor suggests that it could be used by armchair travellers. ! My interests are in the geography and ecology of coasts, and if I worked in those areas I would find a use for this work. As a resource for coastal scientists I am sure it will be well used." (John Goodier, Reference Reviews, Vol. 25 (1), 2011)

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