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Form, Process and Evolution

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  • Date Published: January 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521011839

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  • 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.

    • Includes global coverage of coasts with examples drawn from around the world
    • An extensive reference section makes this a useful summary of our understanding of coastal landforms
    • Well illustrated and up to date
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    "This hefty, reasonably priced book is well worth owning.... Highly recommended." Choice

    "Woodroffe has compiled a valuable and impressive reference work, one that will enhance the knowledge of any coastal scholar or practitioner." Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, A. Brad Murray

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521011839
    • length: 640 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 180 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.797kg
    • contains: 191 b/w illus. 16 tables
    • availability: Available
  • 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

  • Author

    Colin D. Woodroffe, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
    Colin Woodroffe is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales. His previous book Coastal Evolution (052141976X), co-edited by Bill Carter, was published by Cambridge in 1994.

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