Coastal Environments: An Introduction to the Physical, Ecological and Cultural Systems of Coastlines

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Academic Press, 1988 - Science - 617 pages
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This original volume draws on the author's own research experiences in Ireland, Britain, France, Canada, and the United States to present a guide of coastal environments for applications of shoreline and environmental management. Topics include: long-term development of coasts, water supply and waste disposal, energy resources and coastal water management, coastal water management for recreation, coastal management of storm hazards, and managing world sea-level rise.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Waves and Wave Dominated Coasts
25
Shoreline Morphodynamics
99
Tidal and Lake Coasts
151
Longterm Development of Coasts
199
Sealevel Changes
245
Subtidal and Beach Ecosystems
281
Coastal Dunes
301
Structures and Organization
355
The Management of Coastal Waters
383
Management of Coastal Lands and Sediments
431
Management of Coastal Ecosystems
487
Coastal Hazards
529
References
561
Index
611
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Coastal Wetlands
335

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