Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology

by Robin Davidson-Arnott

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  • 9780521696715
  • 9780511687600
  • 9780511849749
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. Davidson-Arnott completes this teaching package with online material that brings the subject to life, including videos of coastal processes and virtual field trips.

  • Cambridge University Press; December 2009
  • ISBN: 9780511687600
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  • Title: Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology
  • Author: Robin Davidson-Arnott
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521696715
  • 9780511687600
  • 9780511849749

In The Press

'… written with the undergraduate student in mind, providing an in-depth and fresh perspective on the key topics and debates in coastal geomorphology. This ambitious text is well written and devoid of jargon, making some of the more difficult concepts accessible to a range of levels, from undergraduate to graduate. Robin Davidson-Arnott brings together a wealth of contemporary research on coastal systems in a clear and well structured book that provides a solid foundation for understanding coastal processes and landforms. The online materials will provide students with access to real data, and the numerous photographs and figures provide a welcome and much needed discussion of the field methods and data analysis tools. I'm sure that the book will become the standard text for coastal geomorphology classes, and I for one will certainly adopt it.' Chris Houser, Texas A & M University