Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

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Eric Bird
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 25, 2010 - Reference - 1498 pages
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This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world’s coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform. An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on “what is where” on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world’s coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1440 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.

  

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Contents

USA Editorial Introduction
1
Canada Editorial Introduction
133
Pacific Central America Editorial Introduction
183
South America Editorial Introduction
199
Caribbean Islands Editorial Introduction
271
Atlantic Ocean Islands Editorial Introduction
311
British Isles Editorial Introduction
345
Europe Editorial Introduction
569
South Africa Introduction
975
East Africa Editorial Introduction
987
SouthWest Asia Editorial Introduction
1021
South Asia Editorial Introduction
1057
Indian Ocean Islands Editorial Introduction
1087
SouthEast Asia Editorial Introduction
1111
East Asia Editorial Introduction
1187
Australia Editorial Introduction
1225

Russian Federation Editorial Introduction
809
Middle East Editorial Introduction
831
Caspian and Aral Seas Editorial Introduction
859
North Africa Editorial Introduction
891
West Africa Editorial Introduction
915
New Zealand
1403
Pacific Ocean Islands Editorial Introduction
1423
Antarctic Coast
1463
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About the author (2010)

Dr. Eric Bird is Scientific Director of Geostudies and a Principal Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked on coastal geomorphology and geology in Australia, Britain, the United States, and various other countries.

Trained at King's College London and the Australian National University, Bird has an M.Sc. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. He has held academic appointments at King's College and University College London, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the United Nations University in Tokyo. He's participated in research and advisory work for several United Nations agencies and various government and non-government organizations throughout the world. He has published more than fifteen books and 320 scientific articles, mainly on coastal topics.