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Beaches and Coasts - Duncan M. Fitzgerald,Richard A. Davis Jr.

Beaches and Coasts

Author: Duncan M. Fitzgerald,Richard A. Davis Jr.
Book title: Beaches and Coasts
ISBN: 0632043083
ISBN13: 978-0632043088
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (July 15, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Nature & Ecology
Rating: 4.9/5
Votes: 892
Pages: 419 pages
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Coastlines of the world are as diverse as any geological setting onEarth. Beaches and Coasts is an exciting and unique new textbookthat provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's differentcoasts and details the highly varied processes that have shapedthem.

Having conducted research on coastlines throughout the world,the authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens thecontent of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples.The book furnishes a basic understanding of the tectonic framework,hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials thatdetermine the morphology of a coast. Individual chapters aredevoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidalinlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts,rocky coasts and many others.

Beaches and Coasts provides the necessary content forteaching a broad coastal geology course. Though designed forintroductory students, its comprehensive treatment of coastaltopics will make it appropriate for many upper level courses.

Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustivetreatment of the world's different coasts and details the highlyvaried processes that have shaped them.The authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens thecontent of chapters and provides for numerous and variedexamples.Provides a basic understanding of the tectonic framework,hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials thatdetermine the morphology of a coast.Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environmentssuch as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons,deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts, and many others.Provides comprehensive content for teaching a broad coastalgeology course for both introductory and upper level courses.
Reviews: (7)
THOMAS
This was a class requirement. The book is hardcover and the content well organized and well illustrated.
It is recommended if your class needs it. However, collegue level books must do something about their pricing.
Why is it that the most expensive books are designed for an audience that can barely pay for it?
Uafrmaine
Great price for a book I only need for one course, better than spending 150$ on campus... give me a break, what a rip off textbooks are.
Manris
When I decided to rent, there was no disclosure whatsoever that I would receive this book with taped edges and the cover almost entirely off of the edge. Very disappointed.
Gholbirdred
Brand new, great condition
deadly claw
The book is fine, as we're using this as a text for my shoreline course. It is an easy read.
Coiriel
This was required reading for my graduate-level coastal morphology course. It is a great resource and describes coastal processes in understandable terms. I plan to hold on to this book as a part of my geology resource library.
Samulkis
Great Book!
Excellent!!I truly recommend this book to any student starting a career in coastal geomorphology. Well written and understandable with a language not too technical.
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