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About this book
About this book
This book breaks down primary concepts of coastal vulnerability by providing a thorough discussion of the concept. It addresses coastal vulnerability around the world with specific examples from the Ebro Delta (Spain), the crumbling cliffs of Corton Village/Suffolk (UK), and tsunami-worn Phuket (Thailand/Indian Ocean) as well as others. Ultimately, a framework is established for discussion about global locations and sustaining resilience of coastal areas.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES Chapter 1 Setting the parameters: a framework for developing cross-cutting perspectives of vulnerability for coastal zone management Chapter 2 Vulnerability analysis: a useful concept for coastal management? Chapter 3 More or less than words? Vulnerability as discourse Chapter 4 The natural resilience of coastal systems: primary concepts Chapter 5 Integrating knowledge for assessing coastal vulnerability to climate change Chapter 6 A note on the vulnerability of deltaic coasts. Application to the Ebro Delta Chapter 7 Local communities under threat: managed realignment at Corton Village, Suffolk Chapter 8 The Indian Ocean tsunami: local resilience in Phuket Chapter 9 Vulnerability of the New York City Metropolitan Area to coastal hazards, including sea-level rise inferences for urban coastal risk management and adaptation policies Chapter 10 Promoting sustainable resilience in coastal Andhra Pradesh Chapter 11 Reducing the vulnerability of natural coastal systems a UK perspective Chapter 12 Promoting sustainability on vulnerable island coasts: a case study of the smaller Pacific Islands Chapter 13 Managing coastal vulnerability and climate change: a national to global perspective Chapter 14 Vulnerability and beyond