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An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology By Gerhard Masselink

An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology
by Gerhard Masselink

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Coastal environments are arguably the most important and intensely used of all areas settled by humans. This book provides an introduction to the environments and processes that occur along the world's coastline. It is intended for students looking to extend their analytical skills and interest in coastal morphodynamics.
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An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology by Gerhard Masselink

Coastal environments are arguably the most important and intensely used of all areas settled by humans. The coastline changes, not only over the centuries or decades but in a matter of hours and minutes. This rapid development applies both to the form of the coastline and to coastal processes. This new book is an introduction to the environments and and processes that occur along the world's coastline.



The coastlines of the world provide 'natural laboratories' for investigating the physical, chemical and biological processes that produce the rich diversity of coastal landforms. Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology begins by addressing generic concepts, global issues and processes that are common to most coastal environments including the morphodynamic paradigm, Quaternary sea-level fluctuations, tides, waves and sediment transport processes. Later chapters address the morphodynamics of the five main types of coastal environments, namely fluvial-, tide-, and wave-dominated environments, rocky coasts, and coral reefs and islands. The final chapter considers the issue of coastal management, and in particular the management of coastal erosion.



This comprehensive and in-depth book is an essential reference handbook for students looking to extend their analytical skills and interest in coastal morphodynamics. Fully illustrated throughout, each chapter contains boxed sections designed to aid further study by providing either a further analysis or treatment of a particular issue, an interesting application of a principle just discussed in the body of the text, or a virtual field trip.

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At AGBP17.99 for the paperback, it is an accessible and excellent-value text which students should find an invaluable source, whether reading about a topic for the first time or trying to gain understanding in greater depth. It is a book that merits return and is to be recommended as a reference to have on hand for anyone dealing with coastal geomorphology.
Progress in Physical Geography

About Gerhard Masselink


Gerhard Masselink is Reader in Coastal Geomorphology at the University of Loughborough, UK. Michael Hughes is Senior Lecturer at the School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia.

Table of Contents


CONTENTS
Preface
Symbols
Chapter 1: Coastal systems
Chapter 2: Sea level
Chapter 3: Tides
Chapter 4: Waves
Chapter 5: Sediments, boundary layers and transport
Chapter 6: Fluvial-dominated coastal environments aEURO" Deltas
Chapter 7: Tide-dominated coastal environments aEURO" Estuaries
Chapter 8: Wave-dominated coastal environments aEURO" Barriers
Chapter 9: Rocky coasts
Chapter 10: Coral reefs and islands
Chapter 11: Management of coastal erosion
References
Index

Additional information

GOR001955546
An Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology by Gerhard Masselink
Gerhard Masselink
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2003-05-30
368
0340764112
9780340764114
N/A
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