The Coast of Australia
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Coast of Australia by Andrew D. Short
Book DescriptionAustralia has one of the longest, most diverse and pristine coastlines in the world. From the oldest rocks on the planet to those that are still evolving, the Australian coast is a dynamic, ever-changing suite of dramatic landforms and productive ecosystems. From iconic beaches such as Bondi and long unbroken sands of the Coorong to the endless curtain of the Nullarbor cliffs along the Great Australian Bight, this illuminating book explores these magnificent landforms, revealing how they formed and continue to change. It details the various coastal systems that operate, including beaches, dunes, estuaries, deltas, rocky coast and coral reefs. Written by two of Australia's leading coastal experts, Andrew Short and Colin Woodroffe, The Coast of Australia provides the first comprehensive account of the Australian coast. Covering 36,000 km of shoreline, The Coast of Australia is an engaging exploration of this massive, largely undeveloped and highly variable coastline.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521873987
(225mm x 255mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 14-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrew D. Short
Coast of Australia, Paperback (December 2008)
The Coast of Australia provides the first comprehensive account of the Australian coast.
Beaches of the New South Wales Coast, Paperback (May 2007)
The second edition of this popular book has been completely rewritten and expanded. It covers every one of the 757 open coast beaches as well as 120 beaches in five large bays including Sydney Harbour
Beaches of the Western Australian Coast - Eucla to Roebuck Bay, Paperback (April 2005)
This book is about the entire Western Australian coast, between Eucla and Roebuck Bay, including Rottnest Island. It has two aims, first to provide the public with a background to the physical nature and evolution of the Western Australian coast and its beach systems and describes every beach, its name, location and characteristics.
Beach and Shoreface Morphodynamics, Hardback (October 1999)» View all books by Andrew D. Short
A thorough, detailed description of all aspects of wave and beach dynamics, as well as an incorporation of the new and growing fields of beach--dune interactions, large--scale coastal behavior, beach type management, and the human dimension of beach hazards is offered in this information--packed book.
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Author Biography - Andrew D. Short
Andrew Short is a coastal geomorphologist with degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Hawaii and Louisiana State University. He has studied the coasts of North and South America, the Alaskan Arctic, Hawaii, New Zealand, Europe, the British Isles and the entire Australian coast. His main interests are beach and dune morphodynamics, coastal evolution and management. He has written more than 150 scientific articles and 12 books. Colin Woodroffe is Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wollongong.
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