Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary Shoreline Morphodynamics by R. W. G. Carter, C. D. Woodroffe, Orson van de Plassche

By R. W. G. Carter, C. D. Woodroffe, Orson van de Plassche

This ebook assesses how coastlines swap and the way they've got developed over the last few thousand years. It introduces many of the most recent strategies in coastal morphodynamics, spotting that coasts advance via co-adjustment of method and shape. The authors research specific sorts of coasts--deltas, estuaries, reefs, lagoons and polar coasts--in aspect with conceptual types built at the foundation of well-studied examples. as well as being a textual content for graduate-level scholars, it is a accomplished resource for geologists, engineers, environmental scientists, planners and coastal managers.

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Human impact and coastal evolution To ignore the role of humans and their impact on coastal evolution would be fallacious. Like it or not, almost all coastal systems have been influenced by human intervention and the last two centuries of evolution have been dominated by attempts to control the shoreline. ), although it is only since the 1970s that any serious resource conservation has been attempted, and often then on a limited scale. , 1988), and further efforts are being made to bring 22 R. G.

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