Coasts: Form, Process and Evolution
Coasts is about the processes that shape beaches, deltas, reefs, marshes, mudflats and other coastal landforms. It brings together studies that look at sediment movement, with longer-term evolution of the coast determined from coring and dating coastal sediments. It provides well-referenced and up-to-date material for undergraduates and postgraduates studying coastal environments. It will also appeal to environmental scientists, coastal geologists, coastal managers and planners. The book contains an extensive reference section, and numerous halftone illustrations of landform examples from around the world.
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