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Coastal stabilization

Author: Richard Silvester; John R C Hsu
Publisher: Singapore ; River Edge, N.J. : World Scientific, ©1997.
Series: Advanced series on ocean engineering, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume includes a host of methods for retaining sediment on the coastal areas where it is required. Examples of stabilization methods are taken from many countries, but the emphasis is on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Silvester; John R C Hsu
ISBN: 9810231377 9789810231378 9810231547 9789810231545
OCLC Number: 36647849
Notes: "First published as 'Coastal stabilization--innovative concepts', ©1993, by Prentice Hall, Inc."--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 578 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Waves: wave forecasting; wave transformations. Part 2 Beach processes: wave climate; lateral movement in surf zone; effects of tides; estuarine conditions; shingle beaches. Part 3 Engineering aspects of coastal geomorphology: crenulate shaped bays; barrier beaches. Part 4 Coastal defense: dune stabilization; new concept; cohesive soils; sea level rise. Part 5 Applications of headland control: salience behind single offshore breakwater; eroding embayment; alternative to groin field; beach renourishment. Part 6 Effects of maritime structures: scour due to short-crested waves. Part 7 Alternatives to normal breakwaters: barrier beach breakwaters; submerged platform breakwaters. Part 8 Bypassing mechanisms: land dredging plants; effect of jetties; jet pumping; wave reflection. Part 9 What direction coastal engineering: costs; waves; geomorphology; effects of maritime structures; bypassing mechanisms. (Part contents).
Series Title: Advanced series on ocean engineering, v. 14.
Responsibility: Richard Silvester, John R.C. Hsu.

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