Coastal Systems

1st Edition

Simon Haslett

Routledge
Published November 23, 2000
Textbook - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780415213028 - CAT# RU19863
Series: Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environmental Science

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Summary

Coastal Systems offers a concise introduction to the processes, landforms, ecosystems, and management of coasts. Each chapter is illustrated and includes topical case studies from around the world such as:
* Tsunami's in Papua New Guinea
* cliff collapse in Southern England
* the Great Barrier Reef
* the Indian 'Super Cyclone' of 1999
* the impact of development in the Florida Keys.

Introductory chapters establish the importance of coasts and explain how they are studied within a system framework. Subsequent chapters explore the role of waves, rivers and sea level changes in coastal evolution. The final chapter reviews the human pressures and management of coastal systems.

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