Introduction To Coastal Processes And Geomorphology, Second Edition by Gerd MasselinkIntroduction To Coastal Processes And Geomorphology, Second Edition by Gerd Masselink

Introduction To Coastal Processes And Geomorphology, Second Edition

byGerd Masselink, Michael Hughes, Jasper Knight

Paperback | September 30, 2011

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The world's coastlines represent a myriad of dynamic and constantly changing environments. Heavily settled and intensely used areas, they are of enormous importance to humans and understanding how they are shaped and change is crucial to our future.

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphologybegins by discussing coastal systems and shows how these systems link to the processes examined in detail throughout the book. These include the morphodynamic paradigm, tides, waves and sediment transport. Later chapters explore fluvial deltas, estuaries, beaches and barriers, coastal sand dunes and geologically-influenced coasts such as cliffs, coral reefs and atolls.

A new chapter addresses the forward-facing aspect of coastal morphodynamics, including the ways in which coasts respond to rapid climate changes such as present day global warming. Also new to this second edition is a chapter on future coasts which considers the wider effects of coastal change on other important aspects of coastal systems, including ecology, management, socio-cultural activities, built and natural heritage, and archaeology.

Case studies using examples from around the world illustrate theory in practice and bring the subject to life. Each chapter starts by outlining the 'aims' and questions at the end allow you to track your progress.
Gerhard Masselink, Professor of Coastal Geomorphology, University of Plymouth, UKMichael Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Geosciences, University of Sydney, AustraliaJasper Knight, Lecturer in Geography, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Title:Introduction To Coastal Processes And Geomorphology, Second EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.85 inPublished:September 30, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1444122401

ISBN - 13:9781444122404

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Table of Contents

1. Coastal systems2. Sea level3. Tides4. Waves5. Sediments, boundary layers and transport6. Fluvial-dominated coastal environments - deltas7. Tide-dominated coastal environments - Estuaries8. Wave-dominated coastal environments - beaches and barriers9. Coastal sand dunes10. Geologically-controlled coastal environments - rocky shorelines and coral coasts11. Coasts and climate change12. Future coasts

Editorial Reviews

"This book presents the full range of coastal processes and environments, providing a comprehensive yet detailed insight into how coasts work, including the impact of climate change. Written by leaders in the field, it is a must for all students of the coast." --Professor Andrew Short, University of Sydney