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The evolving coast

Author: Richard A Davis, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Scientific American Library : Distributed by W.H. Freeman and Co., ©1997.
Series: Scientific American Library paperback, no. 48.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the evolution, nature and dynamics of all kinds of coastal systems - from rugged cliffs with crashing surf to wide sandy beaches with gentle waves. The book focuses on two major influences  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Davis, Jr.
ISBN: 0716760215 9780716760214
OCLC Number: 36728526
Language Note: English.
Description: x, 233 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Plate tectonics and the coast --
The changing sea level --
Processes that shape the coast --
Estuaries, salt marshes, and tidal flats --
Deltas : where rivers unload their deposits --
Beaches, dunes, and barriers --
Rocky coasts --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Scientific American Library paperback, no. 48.
Responsibility: Richard A. Davis, Jr.
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