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Beaches and Dunes of Developed Coasts


  • Date Published: June 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521545761

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  • This volume discusses the role of humans in transforming the coastal landscape. The book details the many ways beaches and dunes are eliminated, altered and replaced and the differences between natural landforms and the human artefacts that replace them. Emphasis is placed on the importance of retaining naturally functioning beaches and dunes in ways that achieve natural values while accommodating development and use. The issues dealt with in this book will be of interest to practising coastal engineers and research scientists, as well as to planners and managers of coastal resources at all levels of government. It will be of particular value to investigators planning for the future of coastal development under accelerated sea level rise. The book will also be useful as a reference text for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in geography, geology, ecology and other disciplines dealing with the interaction between science, technology and society.

    • Treats humans as intrinsic agents of landform evolution for coastal regimes
    • Of interest to researchers, practitioners and graduate students
    • Bridges the disciplines of ecologists/earth scientists and engineers/developers
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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521545761
    • length: 356 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 47 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The developed coastal landscape: temporal and spatial characteristics
    2. Altering landforms to suit human needs
    3. Replenishing landforms
    4. Effects of structures on landforms and sediment availability
    5. Characteristics of human altered landforms
    6. Temporal scales of landscape change
    7. Management programs
    8. Maintaining and enhancing natural features in developed landscapes
    9. Directions for geomorphological research

  • Author

    Karl F. Nordstrom, Rutgers University, New Jersey

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