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  • Strengthening Coastal Planningby David G. Groves; Jordan R. Fischbach; Debra Knopman; David R. Johnson; Kate Giglio

    RAND Corporation 2014; US$ 9.95

    This report highlights RAND?s contributions to the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority?s Master Plan. Its purpose is to help policymakers in other coastal regions understand the value of a solid technical foundation to support decisionmaking on strategies to reduce flood risk, rebuild or restore coastal environments, and increase... more...

  • Beaches of the Gulf Coastby Richard A. Davis

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Much of the world?s population lives within thirty miles of a coast, and beaches are perhaps the most popular tourist destinations worldwide. The Gulf of Mexico is no exception: Millions of people make their homes nearby, and many of them spend considerable time at the beach, joined by millions more tourists and seasonal visitors. In Beaches of... more...

  • Coastal Saline Soil Rehabilitation and Utilization Based on Forestry Approaches in Chinaby Jianfeng Zhang

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    The most recent advances in research on coastal saline soil rehabilitation and utilization based on forestry approach are discussed. The forestry approach is emphasized rather than physical or engineering measures to ameliorate saline soils, which is significant for coastal environmental improvement and land resources expansion. more...

  • Weathering and the Riverine Denudation of Continentsby Pedro JosÚ Depetris; Andrea InÚs Pasquini; Karina Leticia Lecomte

    Springer 2013; US$ 54.99

    In this monograph the authors present an overview of the state-of-the-art and use examples or case histories to illustrate the combined role of rock decay and rivers on continental denudation. The Earth?s surface dynamics would not be conceivable without the fundamental component of rock weathering and the subsequent transport of solid debris and dissolved... more...

  • 101 Best Australian Beachesby Andrew Short; Brad Farmer

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 20.99

    This book answers all of those questions and more. Between them, authors Andy Short and Brad Farmer have visited every one of Australia’s 11,761 mainland beaches, making them uniquely qualified to tell us which are the ones we have to see before we die. This superbly illustrated and thoroughly researched book will make you want to start the journey... more...

  • The Human Shoreby John R. Gillis

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 18.00

    Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions. The latest generation of coastal dwellers... more...

  • Coastal Hazardsby Charles W. Finkl

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book covers the gamut of coastal hazards that range for short-term low-frequency events that have high-magnitude and far-reaching impacts on coastal zones the world over. Much of the world population now lives in low-lying coastal zones that are inherently vulnerable to natural hazards such as flooding from hurricane, tropical storm, and northeaster... more...

  • The Beach Bookby Carl H Hobbs

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    For those with a curiosity about shores or a desire to better understand them, The Beach Book shares the basic science behind waves, tides, sea level, sand dunes, salt marshes, and beach erosion. It tells sunbathers why the beach widens and narrows from week to week and helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets change. It gives home... more...

  • Following Fishby Samanth Subramanian

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    In a coastline as long and diverse as India's, fish inhabit the heart of many worlds - food of course, but also culture, commerce, sport, history and society. Journeying along the edges of the peninsula, Samanth Subramanian delivers a kaleidoscope of extraordinary stories. Following Fish conducts rich journalistic investigations of, among others,... more...

  • Modelling Morphological Response of Large Tidal Inlet Systems to Sea Level Riseby Pushpa Kumara Dissanayake

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 87.95

    The research presented in this work qualitatively investigates the morphodynamic response of a large tidal inlet/basin system to future relative sea level rise (RSLR) using the state-of-the-art Delft3D numerical model. Understanding the potential impacts of RSLR on these systems is a prerequisite for their sustainable management due to their rich... more...