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

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Elsevier, Oct 22, 2013 - 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

Chapter One INTRODUCTION
1
Chapter Two WAVES AND WAVEDOMINATED COASTS
25
Chapter Three SHORELINE MORPHODYNAMICS
99
Chapter Four TIDAL AND LAKE COASTS
151
Chapter Five LONGTERM COASTAL DEVELOPMENT
199
Chapter Six SEALEVEL CHANGES
245
Chapter Seven SUBTIDAL AND BEACH ECOSYSTEMS
281
Chapter Eight COASTAL DUNES
301
Chapter Nine COASTAL WETLANDS
335
STRUCTURES AND ORGANIZATION
355
Chapter Eleven THE MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL WATERS
383
Chapter Twelve THE MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL LANDS AND SEDIMENTS
431
Chapter Thirteen THE MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS
487
REFERENCES
561
INDEX
611
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