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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Page 413 - Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada reproduced from the collection of the National Air Photo Library with permission of Energy, Mines and Resources Canada.) 15.
Page 419 - Carter (1989, p 1) puts it more concisely and defines the coastal zone as 'that space in which terrestrial environments influence marine (or lacustrine) environments and vice versa'.
Page 419 - The Coastal Zone is that space in which terrestrial environments influence marine (or lacustrine) environments and vice versa. The coastal zone is of variable width and may also change in time. Delimitation of zonal boundaries is not normally possible, more often such limits are marked by an environmental gradient or transition. At any one locality the coastal zone may be characterized according to physical, biological or cultural criteria. These need not, and in fact rarely do, coincide.
Page 601 - Estuaries often act as sinks, not only to sediment moving alongshore or downstream, but also for nutrients and pollutants. Because of this there has been an upsurge of interest in estuaries as "marine lungs", acting as nurseries and refuges for many organisms and providing resources for industrial and urban growth.
Page 420 - It is best to view the coast as a common resource, available to all. However, we need to apply certain standards of resource allocation and use to the coast, in order to sustain its attractiveness.
Page 425 - Where can Man find nobler or more elevated pursuits . . . than to interpose a barrier against the raging ocean.

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