Coastal Systems / Edition 1

Coastal Systems / Edition 1

by Simon Haslett
     
 

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415213028
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environmental Science Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Author's preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
Ch. 1Coastal systems: definitions, energy and classification3
Ch. 2Wave-dominated coastal systems19
Ch. 3Tidally-dominated coastal systems73
Ch. 4River-dominated coastal systems110
Ch. 5Sea level and the changing land-sea interface136
Ch. 6Coastal management issues163
Glossary185
Further reading200
Bibliography205
Index213

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