Brazilian Beach Systems by Andrew D. Short

Brazilian Beach Systems

byAndrew D. ShortEditorAntonio Henrique Da Klein

Hardcover | July 29, 2016

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This book is about the more than 4,000 beach systems that form most of the 9000 km long Brazilian coast. It focuses on the beaches of each of the seventeen coastal states and three oceanic islands, their nature, morphodynamics and status. It is a must for anyone who wants to know more about this great coast and its beach systems. This is the first book ever written about the beach systems of Brazil, and actually the very first about the beaches of an entire country. The Brazilian coast extends from the mighty Amazon River and its muddy shores in the north to one of the world''s longest sandy beaches in the southern Rio Grande do Sul. It contains every beach type from wave to tide-dominated which range in size from small embayed beaches to long barrier beaches.

The book is written by leading Brazilian academics and researchers and aims at the university level market, as well as coastal scientists, engineers and managers. Standard scientific terminology is used to describe the coast and its beaches. It is illustrated with more than 400 original figures and serves as a benchmark text on the Brazilian coast.
Title:Brazilian Beach SystemsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:611 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:611 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:July 29, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319303929

ISBN - 13:9783319303925

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Table of Contents

Brazilian Beach Systems.- Brazilian Coastal Processes: Wind, Wave Climate and Sea Level.- Beaches of the Amazon Coast: Amapá and West Pará.- Coastal Morphodynamic Processes on the Macro-Tidal Beaches of Pará State Under Tidally-Modulated Wave Conditions.- Maranhão Beach Systems, Including the Human Impact on São Luís Beaches.- Piauí Beach Systems.- The Beaches of Ceará.- Beaches of Rio Grande do Norte.- Sandy Beaches of the State of Paraíba: The Importance of Geological Heritage.- Tropical Sandy Beaches of Pernambuco State.- The Sandy Beaches of the States of Sergipe-Alagoas.- Beaches in the State of Bahia: The Importance of Geologic Setting.- The Beaches of Espírito Santo.- The Beaches of Rio de Janeiro.- The Beaches of the State of São Paulo.- The State of Paraná Beaches.- Santa Catarina Beach Systems.- Ocean Beaches of Rio Grande do Sul.- Sandy Beaches of Brazilian Oceanic Islands.- Brazilian Beach Systems: Review and Overview.