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Coastal defence

Author: Alan Brampton; Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : Thomas Telford, 2002.
Series: ICE design and practice guides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The construction of coastal defences has allowed many people to live and work in safety in areas of the United Kingdom that would otherwise have been lost to the sea. However, building and maintaining such defences is a difficult and expensive undertaking, with inevitable consequences for the environment. In rural areas, some existing defences have been abandoned and, given the predicted effects of global warming,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coastal defence.
London : Thomas Telford, 2002
(OCoLC)606650599
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Brampton; Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)
ISBN: 0727730053 9780727730053
OCLC Number: 49045318
Description: 104 pages : illustrations, maps ; 30 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. p. 1. 2. Coastal defences. p. 3. 3. Coastline processes. p. 14. 4. Review of coastal defence techniques. p. 24. 5. Steps required in choosing coastal defence options. p. 46. 6. Choosing a preferred option. p. 60. 7. Design development. p. 71. 8. Practicalities of coastal defence construction. p. 83. 9. Post-project monitoring, maintenance and evaluation. p. 94.
Series Title: ICE design and practice guides.
Responsibility: edited by Alan Brampton.
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The whole task of planning, designing, building and managing coastal defences in a cost-effective, environmentally acceptable and sustainable manner is a complicated. This book deals with this  Read more...

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