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  • Coastal Hazardsby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    In addition to common hydrometeorological disasters in coastal zones, this book covers tsunami impacts and warning systems, the impact of rising sea levels and human perceptions of vulnerability resulting from rip currents that cause many drownings yearly. 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...

  • Coastal Environmentsby

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    This book discusses coastal problems in locations in Africa and many locations in South and Southeast Asia. It emphasizes land-based and ocean-based activities and studies the impact of events ranging from pollution and climate change to tsunamis and cyclones. more...

  • Stability of Tidal Inletsby P. Bruun

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, 23: Stability of Tidal Inlets: Theory and Engineering focuses on all aspects related to tidal inlets on littoral drift shores where freshwater flow is small or non-existing. The selection first tackles the development and configuration of tidal inlets and inlet hydraulics. Discussions focus on flow dynamics... more...

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

    Springer Netherlands 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... more...

  • Asian and Pacific Coasts 2009 (In 4 Volumes, with Cd-Rom)by Soon Keat Tan; Zhenhua Huang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2009; US$ 752.00

    The coastal zone has always been an important frontier — for trade, food and the foundations of modern civilization. This same zone has also been exploited in one way or another, and sometimes without regard to the balance and schemes of Mother Nature. It is only when things go terribly wrong that we begin to react and attempt to undo the mistakes... 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...

  • Slope-Channel Coupling as a Factor in the Evolution of Mountainsby Malgorzata Wistuba

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    In this thesis, coupling between the delivery of slope material into valley floors and river erosion is considered to be a factor in the evolution of mid-altitude, forested mountains. Analyses of slope-channel interactions were made in ten small catchments with particular emphasis on landsliding-erosion feedback. An original, new dendrogeomorphic approach... more...

  • Coastal and Marine Hazards, Risks, and Disastersby Jean Ellis; Douglas J. Sherman; John F. Shroder

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 150.00

    Sea and Ocean Hazards, Risks and Disasters provides a scientific approach to those hazards and disasters related to the Earth's coasts and oceans. This is the first book to integrate scientific, social, and economic issues related to disasters such as hazard identification, risk analysis, and planning, relevant hazard process mechanics, discussions... more...

  • GIS-based Analysis of Coastal Lidar Time-Seriesby Eric Hardin; Helena Mitasova; Laura Tateosian; Margery Overton

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 54.99

    This SpringerBrief presents the principles, methods, and workflows for processing and analyzing coastal LiDAR data time-series. Robust methods for computing high resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) are introduced as well as raster-based metrics for assessment of topographic change. An innovative approach to feature extraction and measurement... more...