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Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe

Coastal Erosion and Protection in Europe (Hardback)

Edited by Pranzini, Enzo
Edited by Williams, Allan

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Climate change is now creating enhanced risks of coastal erosion through storms and rising sea levels. This text provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe, and provides a comparative analysis of the various erosion problems and solutions from across the co... read full description below.

ISBN 9781849713399
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Published 28 February 2013 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781849713399
ISBN-10 1849713391
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Earthscan Ltd
Publication Date 28 February 2013
International Publication Date 25 February 2013
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Pranzini, Enzo
Edited by Williams, Allan
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Deltas, Estuaries, Coastal Regions
Management Of Land & Natural Resources
Number of Pages 488
Dimensions Width: 191mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 1,542g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Coast changes - Europe, Shore protection - Europe
NBS Text Geography
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 333.917
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Europe has a long history of managing coastal erosion and protection, examples including the defences of the Venice lagoons, Mediterranean Beaches and reclaimed land in the Netherlands. Climate change is now creating enhanced risks of coastal erosion through storms and rising sea levels, with many initiatives being developed to improve coastal protection. This book provides a comprehensive review of the entire coastline of Europe, from Scandinavia and the Baltic to the British Isles and north-west Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It provides a comparative analysis of erosion problems and solutions across European countries, with particular attention to demogaphic and economic factors influencing coastal erosion in each country and to technical and administrative criteria influencing defence projects design. Each chapter discusses the following topics: coastal morphology and wave climate; natural and anthropogenic factors in the erosion process; the evolution of coastal protection in the country or region. Erosion processes and the protection of works are described in light of the socio-economic evolution and pressures in each country, including land use changes, land reclamation, river bed quarrying, river damming, harbour contruction, use of coastal areas, changing climate, and political and administrative assessments. Lavishly illustrated in full colour throughout, the book represents a definitive reference work on its subject.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This is the first book that summarizes the critical issues of coastal erosion and shore defense measures that have been deployed in Europe. Leading scholars in each country have authored 22 chapters in this all-encompassing book that serves as an up-to-date resource for coastal professionals and others interested in European coastal changes and adaptive responses. I highly recommend this book. - Stephen P. Leatherman, Director and Professor, Laboratory for Coastal Research, Florida National University, USA This book takes you on a tour of each of Europe's 25 coastal countries. It's a fascinating insight into both the physical characteristics (guess which is the longest) and major coastal processes of each coast, together with an overview of contemporary protective works and major coastal structures. A must for all students of the coast, academics and professionals. - Andy Short, Professor, Coastal Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Australia Countries fronting the sea have been suffering from serious problems of beach and coastal erosion in response to increasing urban, industrial, recreational or tourism development. This book describes site-specific problems in each country of Europe along with the physiographic background and illustrates various types of remedial measures employed. The book will be of highest value to coastal scientists, engineers and planners not only in European countries but in other countries of the world. - Tsuguo Sunamura, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University, Japan

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Author's Bio

Enzo Pranzini is Professor of Physical Geography at University of Florence, Italy. He is President of the Italian National Group of Environmental Coastal Research, and editoe of the Italian Studi Costieri series. Allan Williams is Professor of Physical Geography at Swansea Metropolitan University, University of Wales, UK. HHe is author or co-author of over 300 publications, including Beach Management (Earthscan, 2009).

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