ISBN13:978-0521011839 ISBN10: 0521011833 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0521812542 ISBN10: 0521812542
Summary: Coasts provides a necessary background in geomorphology for those studying coastal systems. It describes the landforms that occur on the coast, their responses to the processes that shape them, and the pattern of evolution that can be determined for different types of coasts over thousands of years. Numerous examples from around the world illustrate the variety of environments. Particular attention is paid to coastal morphodynamics; the co-adjustment of process and f
orm, on rocky, reef, sandy, deltaic-estuarine and muddy coasts.
Summary: Coasts provides a necessary background in geomorphology for those studying coastal systems. It describes the landforms that occur on the coast, their responses to the processes that shape them, and the pattern of evolution that can be determined for different types of coasts over thousands of years. Numerous examples from around the world illustrate the variety of environments. Particular attention is paid to coastal morphodynamics; the co-adjustment of process and form, on rocky, reef, sandy, deltaic-estuarine and muddy coasts. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:02 Cover: Print On Demand Publisher:Cambridge University Press Published: 10/31/2002 International: No
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1. Introduction 2. Geological setting and materials 3. Coastal processes 4. Rocky coasts 5. Reef coasts 6. Beach and barrier coasts 7. Deltas and estuaries 8. Muddy coasts 9. Morphodynamics of coastal systems 10. Human activities and future coasts.
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