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Coastal Evolution

Coastal Evolution
Late Quaternary Shoreline Morphodynamics

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J. Orford, O. van de Plassche, R. W. G. Carter, C. D. Woodroffe, P. Cowell, B. Thom, J. Suter, P. Roy, P. Cowell, M. Ferland, J. Chappell, J. A. G. Cooper, R. McLean, D. Hopley, P. Hill, P. Barnes, A. Héquette, M. H. Ruz, D. Forbes, J. Syvitski, G. Giggs, A. Trenhaile, P. Pirazzoli, K. Nordstrom
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  • Date Published: April 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521598903

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  • The shoreline is a rapidly changing interface between the land and the sea, where much of the world's population lives. Coasts are under threat from a variety of natural and anthropogenic impacts, such as climate or sea-level change. This 1995 book assesses how coastlines change, and how they have evolved over the last few thousand years. It introduces concepts in coastal morphodynamics, recognising that coasts develop through co-adjustment of process and form. Particular types of coast, such as deltas, estuaries, reefs, lagoons and polar coasts, are examined in detail with conceptual models developed on the basis of well-studied examples. Coastal Evolution is written for undergraduates who are studying coastal geomorphology, geologists who are mapping coastal sedimentary sequences and environmental scientists, engineers, planners and coastal managers who need to understand the natural processes of change which occur on shorelines.

    • Truly global coverage with research based on an international collaboration
    • Ideal as text or reference for coastal lecture courses
    • Topical given international concern about sea-level rise and coastal change
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    • Date Published: April 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521598903
    • length: 540 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 166 b/w illus. 5 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword O. van de Plassche
    1. Coastal evolution: an introduction R. W. G. Carter and C. D. Woodroffe
    2. Morphodynamics of coastal evolution P. Cowell and B. Thom
    3. Deltaic coasts J. Suter
    4. Wave-dominated coasts P. Roy, P. Cowell, M. Ferland and B. Thom
    5. Macrotidal estuaries J. Chappell and C. D. Woodroffe
    6. Lagoons and microtidal coasts J. A. G. Cooper
    7. Coral atolls R. McLean and C. D. Woodroffe
    8. Continental shelf reef systems D. Hopley
    9. Arctic coastal plain shorelines P. Hill, P. Barnes, A. Héquette and M. H. Ruz
    10. Paraglacial coasts D. Forbes and J. Syvitski
    11. Coastal cliffs and platforms G. Giggs and A. Trenhaile
    12. Evolution of tectonic shorelines P. Pirazzoli
    13. Developed coasts K. Nordstrom
    Index.

  • Editors

    R. W. G. Carter, University of Ulster

    C. D. Woodroffe, University of Wollongong, New South Wales

    Foreword

    Orson van de Plassche

    Contributors

    J. Orford, O. van de Plassche, R. W. G. Carter, C. D. Woodroffe, P. Cowell, B. Thom, J. Suter, P. Roy, P. Cowell, M. Ferland, J. Chappell, J. A. G. Cooper, R. McLean, D. Hopley, P. Hill, P. Barnes, A. Héquette, M. H. Ruz, D. Forbes, J. Syvitski, G. Giggs, A. Trenhaile, P. Pirazzoli, K. Nordstrom

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