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Beach Processes and Sedimentation
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Provides an introduction to the overview of beach processes that takes a balanced approach between beach processes from an engineering perspective and those that take a purely geological perspective. *NEW - Presents information gathered from two decades of science and engineering in the field and reflects the vast increase in knowledge since the first edition. *NEW - Discusses the rise of coastal zone management. *NEW - Discusses the patterns of wave transformations and dissipation within the surf zone, and how these water motions produce cross-shore movements of sediment resulting in beach-profile variations. *NEW - Increase in the accompanying art program to help students better understand the principles being discussed. *Provides an up-to-date review of current understanding of beach processes as well as applications designed to solve coastal problems (erosion, management issues, etc.). *Discusses practical applications and issues related to beach erosion and other processes.
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1. An Introduction to the Study of Beaches. 2. The Geomorphology of Eroding and Accreting Coasts. 3. Beach Morphology and Sediments. 4. The Changing Level of the Sea. 5. The Generation of Waves and their Movement Across the Sea. 6. Wave Breaking and Surf-Zone Processes. 7. Beach Profiles and Cross-Shore Sediment Transport. 8. Wave-Generated Currents in the Nearshore. 9. The Longshore Transport of Sediments on Beaches. 10. Shoreline Planforms and Models to Simulate Their Evolution. 11. Nearshore Morphodynamics. 12. The Protection of Our Coasts. Index.

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