Coastal Defences: Processes, Problems and Solutions

1st Edition

Peter W. French

Routledge
Published May 17, 2001
Reference - 384 Pages
ISBN 9780415198455 - CAT# RU18824

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Summary

Coastal Defences aims to present the broad spectrum of methods that engineers use to protect the coastline and investigates the sorts of issues that can arise as a result. The first section of the book examines 'traditional' hard techniques, such as sea walls and groynes, whilst the second looks at the more recent trend of using techniques more sympathetic to nature. By looking at each of the main methods of coastal protection in detail, the book investigates the rationale for using each method and the consequent management issues, presenting a case for and against each of the techniques.

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