Engineered Coasts

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Increasing population, expanding industry and commerce, and tourism are placing added pressures on an already highly-utilized coastal zone. This book, through a series of case studies, illustrates the variety of changes already made along the coastlines of the world. The examples used are mainly from China, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United States, all countries with extensively engineered shorelines. Modifications emphasized include those associated with protection against coastal erosion, building of ...

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Overview

Increasing population, expanding industry and commerce, and tourism are placing added pressures on an already highly-utilized coastal zone. This book, through a series of case studies, illustrates the variety of changes already made along the coastlines of the world. The examples used are mainly from China, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United States, all countries with extensively engineered shorelines. Modifications emphasized include those associated with protection against coastal erosion, building of artificial beaches and islands, reclamation for aquaculture and agriculture, and the construction of harbors. The information in this book should be useful for all planners and engineers involved in the construction of coastal engineering works and for students interested in coastal modification.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
List of Authors
1 Beach Nourishment 1
2 Beach Nourishment: Case Studies 23
3 The Mississippi River: Engineered Routes to the Sea 61
4 Tokyo Bay Reformation 85
5 Offshore Construction and Ocean Space Utilization in Japan 103
6 Reclamation and River Training in the Qiantang Estuary 121
7 The Seawall in Qiantang Estuary 139
8 Marinas, Sea-Level Reservoirs, Solar Salt Pans and Other Artificial Shorelines 151
9 Regulation of the Changjiang Estuary: Past, Present and Future 185
10 Reclamation and Regulation in the Pearl River Delta 199
11 Coastal Protection, Structures and (Sea)Dikes 229
12 The Delta Project 249
13 The Rotterdam Harbour: The Connection with the North Sea and Europoort 269
14 The Netherlands: The Zuyder Zee Project 279
15 The Thames Barrier 291
Subject Index 309
Author Index 311
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