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Beach management : principles and practice

Author: A T Williams; Anton Micallef
Publisher: London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009.
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Whether a sunbathing beach in the Mediterranean, a surf beach in Australia, a conservation area in the UK or a wild section of wind and wave swept dunes on the Oregon coast, beaches are one of the most widely loved and heavily used and abused areas in the world. Competing social or recreational, economic and conservation uses and the needs of many users make beach management particularly challenging but vitally  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Williams, A.T. (Allan Thomas), 1937-
Beach management.
London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2009
(DLC) 2008052632
(OCoLC)277203979
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A T Williams; Anton Micallef
ISBN: 9781849770033 1849770034 9781844074358 1844074358
OCLC Number: 586146195
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 445 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Boxes, Figures and Tables; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations; Chapter 1 An Introduction to Beach Management; Chapter 2 Fundamental Concepts of Beach Management; Chapter 3 Theoretical Models for Determining Beach Management Strategy and Management Plans; Chapter 4 Beach Management Guidelines; Chapter 5 Beach User Questionnaire Surveys; Chapter 6 Environmental Risk Management; Chapter 7 Innovative Application of Selected Management Tools to the Beach Environment; Chapter 8 Beach Awards and Rating Schemes.
Responsibility: Allan Williams and Anton Micallef with invited case study contributors.

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Covers beach management principles and practice, with an emphasis on needs-based management. This book provides case studies from the UK, USA, New Zealand, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. It  Read more...

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