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The surfer's guide to waves, coasts and climates

Author: Tony Butt
Publisher: Penzance : Alison Hodge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Covers everything from coastal geology, climatic cycles and big waves, to coastal erosion, tsunamis and the effects of global warming on the surf. All this is explained in layman's terms, with clear illustration so all you need to enjoy it is curiosity and a liking for the coast and the waves.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Butt
ISBN: 9780906720585 0906720583
OCLC Number: 276648382
Description: 176 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Coastal Geology: 1 Waves and Beaches; 2 Reefs; 3 Rivermouths; Climate and Big Waves: 4 Climatic Cycles, Storminess and Surf; 5 Searching for the Biggest Waves; 6 Controlling the Waves: Every Surfer's Dream?; Coastal Intervention: 7 Coastal Erosion; 8 Coastal Modification and the Surf; 9 Oil Spills and Ecocide; The Planet Bites Back: 10 Tropical Cyclones; 11 Global Warming and the Surf; 12 Tsunamis; Some Books You Might Enjoy; Index; Acknowledgements
Responsibility: Tony Butt.

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Suitable for surfers and those who are fascinated by the sea and the coast. This book covers coastal geology (beaches; reefs; rivermouths); climate and big Waves (climatic cycles; storminess and  Read more...

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