Form, Process and Evolution
By (author) Colin D. Woodroffe
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Coasts by Colin D. Woodroffe
Book DescriptionCoasts are some of the most rapidly changing places on earth. Understanding the natural adjustments that occur between coastal landforms and the processes that influence them is essential for the better management of coastal resources. Coasts provides a necessary background in geomorphology for those studying coastal systems. It describes the landforms that occur on the coast, their responses to the processes that shape them, and the pattern of evolution that can be determined for different types of coast over thousands of years. Numerous examples from around the world are used to illustrate the variety of environments. Particular attention is paid to coastal morphodynamics, the co-adjustment of process and form, on rocky, reef, sandy, deltaic-estuarine and muddy coasts. This valuable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students is well illustrated and contains an extensive reference section. It will also be of great interest to environmental scientists, geologists, coastal managers and planners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521011839
(247mm x 174mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Colin D. Woodroffe
Colin Woodroffe is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong, New South Wales. His previous book Coastal Evolution (052141976X), co-edited by Bill Carter, was published by Cambridge in 1994.
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