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Title Encyclopedia of coastal science / edited by Charles W. Finkl, Christopher Makowski.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]

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Series Encyclopedia of earth sciences series, 1871-756X
Springer reference live
Encyclopedia of earth sciences series (Springer (Firm))
Springer reference live.
Subject Oceanography.
Hydraulic engineering.
Physical geography.
Aquatic biology.
Alt Name Finkl, Charles W., 1941-
Makowski, Christopher,
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Accretion and Erosion Waves on Beaches -- Africa, Coastal Ecology -- Africa, Coastal Geomorphology -- Airborne Laser Terrain Mapping and Light Detection and Ranging -- Algal Rims -- Alluvial-Plain Coasts -- Altimeter Surveys, Coastal Tides, and Shelf Circulation -- Antarctica, Coastal Ecology and Geomorphology -- Aquaculture -- Archaeological Site Location, Effect of Sea-Level C hange -- etc.
Summary This volume is the thoroughly revised and expanded new edition of Maurice Schwartz's, much acclaimed Encyclopedia of Coastal Sciences (Springer 2005) that presented an interdisciplinary approach that includes geomorphology, ecology, engineering, technology, oceanography, and human activities as they relate to coasts. Within its covers the Encyclopedia of Coastal Science includes many aspects of the coastal sciences that are only to be found scattered among scientific literature. Being broadly interdisciplinary in its treatment of coasts, the Encyclopedia of Coastal Science features contributions by almost 270 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and is abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographs. Not only does this volume offer an extensive number of entries, it also includes various appendices, an illustrated glossary of coastal geomorphology and extensive bibliographic listings. This Encyclopedia thus provides a comprehensive reference work for students, professionals as well as informed lay readers. Reviews from the first edition: Honorable Mention, Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Professional Publishin "The contents and approach are interdisciplinary and, under a single cover, one finds subjects normally scattered throughout scientific literature." "The topics cover a broad spectrum, so does the geographic range of the contributors. ... besides geomorphologists, biologists, ecologists, engineers, geographers, geologists, oceanographers and technologists will find information related to their respective fields ... Inclusion of appendices ... is very useful. The illustrated glossary of geomorphology will prove very useful for many of us ..." Roger H. Charlier, Journal of Coastal Research, Volume 21, Number 4, Page 866, West Palm Beach, Florida, July 2005. "It is an excellent work that should be included in any carefully selected list of best science reference books of the year." ... "The editor has made a considera ble effort to improve on Beaches. In both editions, the contributors' list is notable for having authors from all over the world, and the entries are about the same length, from a long paragraph to several pages." ... "Summing Up: Highly recommended. For reference collections in university libraries and for other libraries located in coastal areas." M.L. Larsgaard, Choice, Volume 43, Issue 6, Page 989, Middletown, February 2006. "This volume is a comprehensive collection of articles covering all aspects of the subject: social and economic, engineering, coastal processes, habitats, erosion, geological features, research and observation." ... "As with similar works reviewed, I chose to read articles on familiar topics to see if they covered the expected, and some on unfamiliar topics to see if they could be readily understood. The book passed both tests, but the style is denser and more fact-filled than most of the encyclopedias I have reviewed." John Goodier, Reference Reviews, Volume 20, Number 2, 2006, pages 35-36.
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ISBN 9783319486574
3319486578
9783319938066 (electronic bk.)
3319938061 (electronic bk.)
3319938053
9783319938059
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-48
OCLC # 1106162983
Link Springer Nature Living Reference (OCoLC)-LQU)1416940
Additional Format Print version: Encyclopedia of coastal science. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] 3319938053 9783319938059 (OCoLC)1035510152


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