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Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology, Second Edition | Edition: 2

Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology, Second Edition | Edition: 2

Author: Gerd Masselink, Michael Hughes, Jasper Knight
ISBN: 9781444122404
publisher: Taylor & Francis
publisher Date: 09/30/2011
Price: 70
eBookPrice: 70
Schools: Temple University,Stony Brook University(SUNY),University of New Hampshire
Description: "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 SydneyThe world's coastlines represent a vast range of dynamic environments, processes and landforms. Heavily settled and intensely used, coasts are of enormous importance to humans. Understanding how they are shaped and why they change is crucial to our future.Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology examines coastal systems through the processes and landforms that are found in major coastal environments worldwide. The major factors controlling coastal morphodynamic behaviour are considered, including sea level, tides, waves and sediment properties and the book explores the impact of these factors on the behaviour of deltas, estuaries, beaches and barriers, sand dunes, and rocky and coral coastlines. This second edition now includes:*New in-depth case studies from around the world which help put theory into practice*New chapters on coasts and climate, and coasts of the future*New support for student learning, with formative revision questions This edition is accompanied by additional resources online at www.hodderplus.com/geography. Online materials include:·*For students: MP3 files that give answers to the chapters' formative questions, worked examples of equations, expanded case studies, interactive multiple-choice questions*For lecturers: free download of figures and photographs for use in your own presentations