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Coast : Form, Process and Evolution

Coast : Form, Process and Evolution - 02 edition

Coast : Form, Process and Evolution - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780521011839

ISBN10: 0521011833

Coast : Form, Process and Evolution by Colin Woodroffe - ISBN 9780521011839
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Coast : Form, Process and Evolution by Colin Woodroffe - ISBN 9780521011839

ISBN13: 9780521011839

ISBN10: 0521011833

Edition: 02

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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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.