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The beach book : science of the shore

Author: C H Hobbs
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, this book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow, and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets migrate. It gives home buyers insight into erosion rates and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C H Hobbs
ISBN: 9780231160544 0231160542 9780231160551 0231160550
OCLC Number: 764589184
Description: 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Beaches --
Wind --
Waves --
Tides --
Sediments --
Barrier islands and tidal inlets --
Sand dunes and salt marshes --
Sea level and sea-level rise --
Storms and storm surge --
Erosion and shore protection --Appendix 2. Beaufort scale --
Appendix 3. Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale.
Responsibility: Carl H. Hobbs.

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Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, this book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow, and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets migrate. It gives home buyers insight into erosion rates and provides natural-resource managers and interested citizens with rich information on beach nourishment and coastal-zone development. And for all of us concerned about the long-term health of our beaches, it outlines the latest scientific information on sea-level rise and introduces ways to combat not only the erosion of beaches but also the decline of other coastal habitats. The more we learn about coastline formation and maintenance, the better we can appreciate and cultivate our shores. Informed by the latest research and infused with a passion for its subject, The Beach Book provides a wide-ranging introduction to the shore, and all of us who love the beach and its associated environments will find it timely and useful. -- Back Cover.

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...interesting to anyone curious about the science of the shore. Library Journal ...for the serious minded beachgoer... Los Angeles Times Fascinating phenomena - from surf beat, edge waves and beach Read more...

 
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