By Gerd Masselink,Roland Gehrels
The coastal area is without doubt one of the such a lot dynamic environments on our planet and is far plagued by international swap, in particular sea-level upward push. Coastal environments harbour worthy ecosystems, yet also they are highly vital from a societal viewpoint. This e-book, which pulls at the services of 21 top overseas coastal scientists, represents an updated account of coastal environments and earlier, current and destiny affects of world switch. the 1st bankruptcy of the ebook outlines key rules that underpin coastal structures and their behaviour. this is often through a dialogue of key methods, together with sea point swap, sedimentation, storms, waves and tides, that force coastal switch. the most a part of the e-book contains a dialogue of the most coastal environments (beaches, dunes, obstacles, salt marshes, tidal apartments, estuaries, coral reefs, deltas, rocky and glaciated coasts and coastal groundwater), and the way those are tormented by international swap. the ultimate bankruptcy highlights innovations for dealing with coastal change.
Readership: ultimate 12 months undergraduate and postgraduate-level scholars on coastal classes in a variety matters, together with geography, environmental administration, geology, oceanography and coastal/civil engineering. The ebook can also be a important source for researchers and utilized scientists facing coastal environments.
Additional assets for this e-book are available at: www.wiley.com/go/masselink/coastal
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