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Title Encyclopedia of coastal science / edited by Maurice L. Schwartz
Published Dordrecht, the Netherlands : Springer, ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 1211 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Encyclopedia of earth sciences series
Encyclopedia of earth sciences series (Springer (Firm))
Contents Cover -- Table of Contents -- List of Contributors -- Foreword -- Preface -- A -- Accretion and Erosion Waves on Beaches -- Africa, Coastal Ecology -- Africa, Coastal Geomorphology -- Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping and -- Algal Rims -- Alluvial-Plain Coasts -- Altimeter Surveys, Coastal Tides, and -- Antarctica, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology -- Aquaculture -- Archaeological Site Location, Effect of -- Archaeology -- Arctic, Coastal Ecology -- Arctic, Coastal Geomorphology -- Artificial Islands -- Asia, Eastern, Coastal Ecology -- Asia, Middle East, Coastal Ecology -- Asia, Southern (see Indian Ocean Coasts) -- Asteroid-Impact Coasts -- Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Ecology -- Atlantic Ocean Islands, Coastal Geomorphology -- Atolls -- Australia, Coastal Ecology -- Australia, Coastal Geomorphology -- B -- Barrier Islands -- Barrier -- Barriers, Gravel (see Gravel Barriers) -- Bars -- Bay Beaches -- Beach and Nearshore Instrumentation -- Beach Cusps (see Rhythmic Patterns) -- Beach Drain -- Beach Erosion -- Beach Features -- Beach Nourishment -- Beach Processes -- Beach Profile -- Beach Rating (see Rating Beaches) -- Beach Ridges -- Beach Safety (see Lifesaving and Beach Safety) -- Beach Sediment Characteristics -- Beach Stratigraphy -- Beach Use and Behaviors -- Beachrock -- Beaufort Wind Scale -- Bioconstruction -- Bioengineered Shore Protection -- Bioerosion -- Biogenous Coasts (see Vegetated Coasts) -- Biogeomorphology -- Bioherms and Biostromes -- Black and Caspian Seas, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology -- Bluffs (see Cliffed Coasts) -- Bogs -- Boulder Barricades -- Boulder Beaches -- Boulder Pavements -- Bypassing at Littoral Drift Barriers -- C -- Capping of Contaminated Coastal Areas -- Carbonate Sandy Beaches -- Caribbean Islands, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology -- Carrying Capacity in Coastal Areas -- Cays -- Central America (see Middle Ame -- Chalk Coasts -- Changing Sea Levels -- Cheniers -- Classification of Coasts (see Holocene Coastal Geomorphology) -- Cleaning Beaches -- Cliffed Coasts -- Cliffs, Erosion Rates -- Cliffs, Lithology versus Erosion Rates -- Climate Patterns in the Coastal Zone -- Coastal Boundaries -- Coastal Changes, Gradual -- Coastal Changes, Rapid -- Coastal Climate -- Coastal Currents -- Coastal Engineering (see Shore Protection Structures; -- Coastal Hoodoos -- Coastal Lakes and Lagoons -- Coastal Modeling and Simulation -- Coastal Processes (see Beach Processes) -- Coastal Sedimentary Facies -- Coastal Soils -- Coastal Subsidence -- Coastal Temperature Trends -- Coastal Upwelling and Downwelling -- Coastal Warfare -- Coastal Wells -- Coastal Wind Effects -- Coastal Zone Management -- Coastline Changes -- Coasts, Coastlines, Shores, and Shorelines -- Cohesive Sediment Transport -- Computer Simulation (see Coastal Modeling and Simulation) -- Conservation of Coa
Summary "Maurice Schwartz has brought forth a new volume with a fresh interdisciplinary approach that includes geomorphology, ecology, engineering, technology, oceanography, and human activities as they relate to coasts. Within its cover the Encyclopedia of Coastal Science includes many aspects of the coastal sciences that are only to be found scattered among scientific literature." "Being broadly interdisciplinary in its treatment of coasts, the Encyclopedia of Coastal Science features contributions by 245 international specialists in their respective fields and is illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal geomorphology and extensive bibliographic listings. This encyclopedia thus provides a comprehensive reference work for students, professionals as well as informed lay readers."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Coastal engineering -- Encyclopedias
Coastal ecology -- Encyclopedias
Geomorphology -- Encyclopedias
Oceanography -- Encyclopedias
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Coastal ecology.
Coastal engineering.
Sciences de la terre.
Coastal ecology.
Coastal engineering.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Schwartz, Maurice L
ISBN 9781402038808