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The Evolving Coast By Richard A. Davis

The Evolving Coast

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Describing how sea coasts form and change, this work explains the effects of such formative processes as plate tectonics, changes in sea level, and weather-related phenomena such as coastal erosion. Using photographs and other illustrations the author depicts coastal habitats and formations.
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The Evolving Coast by Richard A. Davis

In this strikingly illustrated volume, geologist Richard Davis explores the evolution, nature and dynamics of all kinds of coastal systems - from rugged cliffs with crashing surf; to wide sandy beaches with gentle waves; to deltas, coastal bays, estuaries, lagoons and barrier islands. He focuses on the tectonic plate movement and changes in sea level that shape a coastline's distinctive personality and assesses the growing pressures on natural coastal systems from increased human and commercial activity.

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About Richard A. Davis


Richard A. Davis, Jr., is Distinguished Research Professor in the Geology Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Table of Contents


Plate tectonics and the coast; the changing sea level; processes that shape the coast; estuaries, salt marshes and tidal flats; deltas - where rivers unload their deposits; beaches, dunes and barriers; rocky coasts.

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GOR006343725
The Evolving Coast by Richard A. Davis
Richard A. Davis
"Scientific American" Library
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Scientific American Library
1997-02-28
254
0716760215
9780716760214
N/A
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