Coastal Systems

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This book offers a concise introduction to the processes, landforms, ecosystems, and management of coasts. Each chapter is illustrated and includes topical case studies from around the world.
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This introduction to coastal systems describes the processes, landforms, ecosystems, and management of the coastal environment. Each chapter is illustrated and furnished with topical case studies from around the world. Introductory chapters establish the importance of coasts and explain how they are studied in a systems framework. Subsequent chapters explore the role of waves, tides, rivers, and sea level change in coastal evolution. The final chapter reviews the human pressures of management of coastal systems. Haslett teaches physical geography and development studies at Bath Spa University College, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Simon K. Haslett is Director, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the University of Wales. His main area of research is coastal evolution and oceanography, including coastal upwelling, sea-level change, and the impact of high-energy events, such as tsunami and storms. He is dedicated to the Public Understanding of Science and has written extensively in newspapers and magazines, gives public lectures, and appears on television. He was very heavily involved in making a television programme on the Bristol Channel in 2004 for BBC Timewatch which was screened in April 2005 entitled Killer Wave of 1607, which was screened in April 2005.

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Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Author's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Coastal systems: definitions, energy and classification 3
Ch. 2 Wave-dominated coastal systems 19
Ch. 3 Tidally-dominated coastal systems 73
Ch. 4 River-dominated coastal systems 110
Ch. 5 Sea level and the changing land-sea interface 136
Ch. 6 Coastal management issues 163
Glossary 185
Further reading 200
Bibliography 205
Index 213
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