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The Resource Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology, by Robin Davidson-Arnott

Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology, by Robin Davidson-Arnott

Label
Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology
Title
Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology
Statement of responsibility
by Robin Davidson-Arnott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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, transport and deposition and the features they create are clearly explained, with over 400 illustrations and photographs. From sandy beaches to coral reefs, the major coastal features are related to contemporary processes and to sea-level changes over the past 25,000 years. Key equations describing or predicting measurements from instruments used to map these processes are all presented in this wide-ranging overview. Robin Davidson-Arnott completes this teaching package with online material that brings the subject to life, including videos of coastal processes and virtual field trips."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davidson-Arnott, R
Dewey number
551.457
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB451.2
LC item number
.D378 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coasts
  • Geomorphology
Label
Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology, by Robin Davidson-Arnott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
422753482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 442 pages
Isbn
9780521696715
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)422753482
Label
Introduction to coastal processes and geomorphology, by Robin Davidson-Arnott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
422753482
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 442 pages
Isbn
9780521696715
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)422753482

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