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Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology

Author: R Davidson-Arnott
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Written for undergraduate students studying coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to the processes at work on our coastlines and the features we see in coastal systems across the world. Accessible to students from a range of disciplines, the quantitative approach of this book helps to build a solid understanding of wave and current processes that shape coastlines. The resulting processes of erosion,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Davidson-Arnott
ISBN: 9780521874458 0521874459 9780521696715 0521696712
OCLC Number: 422753482
Description: xiii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction --
1. Introduction --
2. Coastal geomorphology --
pt. II. Coastal Processes --
3. Sea level fluctuations and changes --
4. Wind-generated waves --
5. Waves --
wave theory and wave dynamics --
6. Surf zone circulation --
7. Coastal sediment transport --
pt. III. Coastal Systems --
8. Beach and nearshore systems --
9. Coastal sand dunes --
10. Barrier systems --
11. Saltmarshes and mangroves --
12. Coral reefs and atolls --
13. Cliffed and rocky coasts.
Responsibility: by Robin Davidson-Arnott.


Written for undergraduates studying coastal geomorphology, this is the complete guide to coastal processes and features found in coastal systems across the world, from sandy beaches to coral reefs.  Read more...


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'... written with the undergraduate student in mind, providing an in-depth and fresh perspective on the key topics and debates in coastal geomorphology. This ambitious text is well written and devoid Read more...

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Dr. Davidson-Arnott - one of the foremost coastal geomorpohologists

by mlaw26 (WorldCat user published 2015-03-30) Excellent Permalink

Dr. Robin Davidson-Arnott is one of the foremost authorities on coastal geomorphology. His research in coastal processes, sand dunes and nearshore geomorphology formed much of our current thinking and has inspired generations of research. This book represents the accumulation of a lifetime of research...
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