Beaches and Coasts

Description

Coastlines of the world are as diverse as any geological setting on Earth. Beaches and Coasts is an exciting and unique new textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. Having conducted research on coastlines throughout the world, the authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples. The book furnishes a basic understanding of the tectonic framework, hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials that determine the morphology of a coast. Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts and many others. Beaches and Coasts provides the necessary content for teaching a broad coastal geology course. Though designed for introductory students, its comprehensive treatment of coastal topics will make it appropriate for many upper level courses. * Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. * The authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens the content of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples. * Provides a basic understanding of the tectonic framework, hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials that determine the morphology of a coast. * Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts, and many others. * Provides comprehensive content for teaching a broad coastal geology course for both introductory and upper level courses.

Details

Author(s)
Richard Davis Jr., Duncan M. FitzGerald
Format
Hardback | 432 pages
Dimensions
191 x 253 x 23mm | 1,102g
Publication date
09 Dec 2003
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint
Blackwell Science Ltd
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
4th ed.
ISBN10
0632043083
ISBN13
9780632043088
Bestsellers rank
1,224,940