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First book to be devoted entirely to the geomorphology and sedimentology of estuaries. The chapters are structured according to the morphogenetic classification which is based on a new definition of estuaries and covers all areas within this field. Topics include: definitions and geomorphologic classifications of estuaries; sedimentary systems of coastal-plain estuaries; delta front estuaries; coastal lagoons; salt marshes; sediment transport processes in estuaries.
Geomorphology and sedimentology of estuaries - an introduction, G.M.E. Perillo; definitions and geomorphologic classifications of estuaries, G.M.E. Perillo; sedimentary systems of coastal-plain estuaries, H. Bokuniewicz; geomorphology and sedimentology of rias, P. Castaing and A. Guilcher; sedimentology and geomorphology of fjords, J.P.M. Syvitski and J. Shaw; tide-dominated estuaries and tidal rivers, J.T. Wells; delta front estuaries, B.S. Hart; structural estuaries, M. Pinto Quivira; coastal lagoons, F.I. Isla; siliciclastic tidal flats, C.L. Amos; salt marshes, J.L. Luternauer et al; geomorphology and sedimentology of mangroves, P.G.E.F. Augustinus; estuarine dunes and bars, R.W. Dalrymple and R.N. Rhodes; sediment transport processes in estuaries, K.R. Dyer.