Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore
erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach
lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how
these coastal processes work. With animation and clarity, The
Beach Book tells sunbathers why beaches widen and narrow, and
helps boaters and anglers understand why tidal inlets migrate. It
gives home buyers insight into erosion rates and provides
natural-resource managers and interested citizens with rich
information on beach nourishment and coastal-zone development. And
for all of us concerned about the long-term health of our beaches,
it outlines the latest scientific information on sea-level rise and
introduces ways to combat not only the erosion of beaches but also
the decline of other coastal habitats.
The more we learn about coastline formation and maintenance,
Carl Hobbs argues, the better we can appreciate and cultivate our
shores. Informed by the latest research and infused with a passion
for its subject, The Beach Book provides a wide-ranging
introduction to the shore, and all of us who love the beach and its
associated environments will find it timely and useful.
Subjects: Aquatic Sciences, Environmental Science
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