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Beaches and Coasts 1th edition

ISBN:0632043083

ISBN13:9780632043088

Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell

Authors:Richard A. Davis, Richard A. Davis Jr., Richard Davis Jr., Duncan M. FitzGerald, Duncan Fitzgerald

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Beaches and Coasts Description

Coastlines of the world are as diverse as any geological setting onEarth. Beaches and Coasts is an exciting and unique new textbookthat provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's differentcoasts and details the highly varied processes that have shapedthem.

Having conducted research on coastlines throughout the world,the authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens thecontent of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples.The book furnishes a basic understanding of the tectonic framework,hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials thatdetermine the morphology of a coast. Individual chapters aredevoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidalinlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts,rocky coasts and many others.

Beaches and Coasts provides the necessary content forteaching a broad coastal geology course. Though designed forintroductory students, its comprehensive treatment of coastaltopics will make it appropriate for many upper level courses.



  • Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustivetreatment of the world's different coasts and details the highlyvaried processes that have shaped them.
  • The authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens thecontent of chapters and provides for numerous and variedexamples.
  • Provides a basic understanding of the tectonic framework,hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials thatdetermine the morphology of a coast.
  • Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environmentssuch as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons,deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts, and many others.
  • Provides comprehensive content for teaching a broad coastalgeology course for both introductory and upper level courses.

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