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The beach book : science of the shore

Author: C H Hobbs
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For those with a curiosity about shores or a desire to better understand them, The Beach Book shares the basic science behind waves, tides, sea level, sand dunes, salt marshes, and beach erosion. It tells sunbathers why the beach widens and narrows from week to week and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets change. It gives home buyers insight into gauging erosion rates and provides natural-resource  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011047619
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C H Hobbs
ISBN: 0231504136 9780231504133
OCLC Number: 800987500
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Beaches; 2. Wind; 3. Waves; 4. Tides; 5. Sediments; 6. Barrier Islands and Tidal Inlets; 7. Sand Dunes and Salt Marshes; 8. Sea Level and Sea-Level Rise; 9. Storms and Storm Surge; 10. Erosion and Shore Protection; Appendix 1. Units of Speed: Approximate Conversion Factors; Appendix 2. Beaufort Scale; Appendix 3. Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Carl H. Hobbs.

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For those with a curiosity about shores or a desire to better understand them, The Beach Book shares the basic science behind waves, tides, sea level, sand dunes, salt marshes, and beach erosion. It tells sunbathers why the beach widens and narrows from week to week and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets change. It gives home buyers insight into gauging erosion rates and provides natural-resource managers and concerned citizens with richer information on sediments, erosion control, beach nourishment, and coastal-zone development. Carl Hobbs also proposes methods.

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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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