Written for undergraduate scholars learning coastal geomorphology, this is often the entire consultant to the tactics at paintings on our coastlines and the good points we see in coastal platforms the world over. obtainable to scholars from a number disciplines, the quantitative procedure of this booklet is helping to construct a superior figuring out of wave and present approaches that form coastlines. The ensuing procedures of abrasion, delivery and deposition and the good points they carry are essentially defined, with over four hundred illustrations and pictures. From sandy shorelines to coral reefs, the main coastal gains are regarding modern approaches and to sea-level alterations over the last 25,000 years. Key equations describing or predicting measurements from tools used to map those tactics are all offered during this wide-ranging evaluate. Davidson-Arnott completes this instructing package deal with on-line fabric that brings the topic to existence, together with video clips of coastal strategies and digital box journeys.

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