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Encyclopedia of coastal science

Author: Maurice L Schwartz
Publisher: Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, ©2005.
Series: Encyclopedia of earth sciences series (Springer (Firm))
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"Maurice Schwartz has brought forth a new volume with a fresh interdisciplinary approach that includes geomorphology, ecology, engineering, technology, oceanography, and human activities as they relate to coasts. Within its cover the Encyclopedia of Coastal Science includes many aspects of the coastal sciences that are only to be found scattered among scientific literature." "Being broadly interdisciplinary in its  Read more...
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Encyclopedia of coastal science.
Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, ©2005
(DLC) 2005281028
(OCoLC)60511417
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice L Schwartz
ISBN: 9781402038808 1402038801 1423749308 9781423749301 1402019033 9781402019036 1402035659 9781402035654 6610411743 9786610411740
OCLC Number: 262680066
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 1211 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover --
Table of Contents --
List of Contributors --
Foreword --
Preface --
A --
Accretion and Erosion Waves on Beaches --
Africa, Coastal Ecology --
Africa, Coastal Geomorphology --
Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping and --
Algal Rims --
Alluvial-Plain Coasts --
Altimeter Surveys, Coastal Tides, and --
Antarctica, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology --
Aquaculture --
Archaeological Site Location, Effect of --
Archaeology --
Arctic, Coastal Ecology --
Arctic, Coastal Geomorphology --
Artificial Islands --
Asia, Eastern, Coastal Ecology --
Asia, Middle East, Coastal Ecology --
Asia, Southern (see Indian Ocean Coasts) --
Asteroid-Impact Coasts --
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology --
Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Geomorphology --
Atolls --
Australia, Coastal Ecology --
Australia, Coastal Geomorphology --
B --
Barrier Islands --
Barrier --
Barriers, Gravel (see Gravel Barriers) --
Bars --
Bay Beaches --
Beach and Nearshore Instrumentation --
Beach Cusps (see Rhythmic Patterns) --
Beach Drain --
Beach Erosion --
Beach Features --
Beach Nourishment --
Beach Processes --
Beach Profile --
Beach Rating (see Rating Beaches) --
Beach Ridges --
Beach Safety (see Lifesaving and Beach Safety) --
Beach Sediment Characteristics --
Beach Stratigraphy --
Beach Use and Behaviors --
Beachrock --
Beaufort Wind Scale --
Bioconstruction --
Bioengineered Shore Protection --
Bioerosion --
Biogenous Coasts (see Vegetated Coasts) --
Biogeomorphology --
Bioherms and Biostromes --
Black and Caspian Seas, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology --
Bluffs (see Cliffed Coasts) --
Bogs --
Boulder Barricades --
Boulder Beaches --
Boulder Pavements --
Bypassing at Littoral Drift Barriers --
C --
Capping of Contaminated Coastal Areas --
Carbonate Sandy Beaches --
Caribbean Islands, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology --
Carrying Capacity in Coastal Areas --
Cays --
Central America (see Middle Ame --
Chalk Coasts --
Changing Sea Levels --
Cheniers --
Classification of Coasts (see Holocene Coastal Geomorphology) --
Cleaning Beaches --
Cliffed Coasts --
Cliffs, Erosion Rates --
Cliffs, Lithology versus Erosion Rates --
Climate Patterns in the Coastal Zone --
Coastal Boundaries --
Coastal Changes, Gradual --
Coastal Changes, Rapid --
Coastal Climate --
Coastal Currents --
Coastal Engineering (see Shore Protection Structures; --
Coastal Hoodoos --
Coastal Lakes and Lagoons --
Coastal Modeling and Simulation --
Coastal Processes (see Beach Processes) --
Coastal Sedimentary Facies --
Coastal Soils --
Coastal Subsidence --
Coastal Temperature Trends --
Coastal Upwelling and Downwelling --
Coastal Warfare --
Coastal Wells --
Coastal Wind Effects --
Coastal Zone Management --
Coastline Changes --
Coasts, Coastlines, Shores, and Shorelines --
Cohesive Sediment Transport --
Computer Simulation (see Coastal Modeling and Simulation) --
Conservation of Coa.
Series Title: Encyclopedia of earth sciences series (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: edited by Maurice L. Schwartz.
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This new Encyclopedia of Coastal Science stands as the latest authoritative source in the field of coastal studies, making it the standard reference work for specialists and the interested lay person.

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