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Coastal Systems

Third Edition

Third Edition

Oceans, land, and atmosphere comprise three dynamic forces that contribute to the physical and ecological evolution of coastlines. Coasts are responsive systems, themselves dynamic with identifiable inputs and outputs of energy and material, and in providing home to more than half the world’s human population, they are where people frequently come into conflict with nature. With this third edition of Coastal Systems, Simon K. Haslett provides an outline of the processes, landforms, ecosystems, and management of this important global environment, including the impact of storms and tsunamis on the evolution of our coasts. This book will also serve as an important supplement to contemporary conversations on global warming.
 

240 pages | 64 figures | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2016

Earth Sciences: Oceanography and Hydrology


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Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
List of boxes
Author’s preface to the first edition
Author’s preface to the second edition
Author’s preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
1 Coastal systems: definitions, energy and classification
2 Wave-dominated coastal systems
3 Tidally-dominated coastal systems
4 River-dominated coastal systems
5 Sea level and the changing land-sea interface
6 Coastal management issues
Conclusion
 
Glossary
Further reading
Videos by the author
Bibliography
Index
 

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