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The Evolving Coast

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By: Richard A Davis

233 pages, 165 illus

Scientific American Library

Paperback | Feb 1997 | #72132 | ISBN: 0716760215
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #43967 | ISBN: 0716750422
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About this book

A geologist explores the evolution, nature and dynamics of all kinds of coastal systems from rugged cliffs to sandy beaches.


Contents

Plate tectonics and the coast; the changing sea level; processes that shape the coast; estuaries, salt marshes and tidal flats; deltas - where rivers unload their deposits; beaches, dunes and barriers; rocky coasts.

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