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Author Charlier, Roger Henri.

Title Coastal erosion : response and management / Roger H. Charlier, Christian P. De Meyer
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [1998]


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 W'BOOL  627.58 Cha/Cer  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences, 0930-0317 ; 70
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 70
Contents Pt. I. The Coastal Zone. Ch. I. Costal Zone Management -- Pt. II. Coastal Management and Coastal Defense. Ch. I. Response Strategies. Ch. II. Environmental Implications of Adaptive Measures. Ch. III. Economic Implications of Adaptive Measures. Ch. IV. Social and Cultural Implications of Adaptive Measures. Ch. V. Legal and Institutional Implications of Adaptive Measures. Ch. VI. Priorities for Adaptive Responses -- Pt. III. Sediment Transport. Ch. I. Bed Material Suspension and Transport in Steady Uniform Currents. Ch. II. Bed Material Suspension and Transport in Uniform Waves. Ch. III. Detection of Suspended Sediment. Ch. IV. Sediment Transport. Ch. V. Coastal Morphology -- Pt. IV. Retreating Shorelines. Ch. I. Coastal Erosion. Ch. II. Coastal Protection. Ch. III. Sediment Budget Analysis. Ch. IV. Evaluation of Impacts and Interactions
Summary The coastal zone is subject to strong pressures from a large number of users. Populations are migrating to it in large numbers. Industry wants to exploit it for its space, water and manpower. Aggregate miners want to exploit mineral resources and health centers are multiplying. It is a favorite area for tourism and recreation worldwide. The zone can boom economically. However, coastlines are progressively receding worldwide, making the zone fragile, vulnerable, and unstable. The book presents methods of coastal protection and beach restoration and offers solutions to the various problems
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online version of the print title
Mode of access: World Wide Web
System requirements: Internet connectivity, World Wide Web browser, and Adobe Acrobat reader
In Springer e-books
Subject Coast changes.
Coastal zone management.
Shore protection.
Author Meyer, Christian P. de, 1942-
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LC no. 97022225
ISBN 3540600221 (softcover : alk. paper)