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Beaches and coasts

Author: Richard A Davis, Jr.; Duncan M FitzGerald
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
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"Beaches and Coasts provides the necessary content for teaching a broad coastal geology course. Though it is designed for introductory students, its comprehensive treatment of coastal topics will make it appropriate for many upper level courses."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Richard A. (Richard Albert), 1937-
Beaches and coasts.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004
(DLC) 2002151119
(OCoLC)50761586
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Davis, Jr.; Duncan M FitzGerald
ISBN: 9781444311228 1444311220
OCLC Number: 656283523
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 419 pages) : color illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents: 1. Coastline variability and functions in the global environment --
2. The Earth's mobile crust --
3. Sediments and rocks: materials of coastal environments --
4. Sea-level change and coastal environments --
5. Weather systems, extratropical storms, and hurricanes --
6. Waves and the coast --
7. Beach and nearshore environment --
8. Barrier systems --
9. Coastal dunes --
10. Coastal lagoons --
11. Tides of the ocean.
Responsibility: Richard A. Davis Jr. and Duncan M. FitzGerald.

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* Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's different coasts and details the highly varied processes that have shaped them. * The authors draw on a wealth of  Read more...

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