Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms

By: Eric Bird (editor)Hardback

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This unique richly-illustrated account of the landforms and geology of the world's coasts, presented in a country-by-country (state-by-state) sequence, assembles a vast amount of data and images of an endangered and increasingly populated and developed landform. An international panel of 138 coastal experts provides information on "what is where" on each sector of coast, together with explanations of the landforms, their evolution and the changes taking place on them. As well as providing details on the coastal features of each country (state or county) the compendium can be used to determine the extent of particular features along the world's coasts and to investigate comparisons and contrasts between various world regions. With more than 1440 color illustrations and photos, it is particularly useful as a source of information prior to researching or just visiting a sector of coast. References are provided to the current literature on coastal evolution and coastline changes.

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About Author

Dr. Eric Bird is Scientific Director of Geostudies and a Principal Fellow in the Department of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He has worked on coastal geomorphology and geology in Australia, Britain, the United States, and various other countries. Trained at King's College London and the Australian National University, Bird has an M.Sc. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. He has held academic appointments at King's College and University College London, the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the United Nations University in Tokyo. He's participated in research and advisory work for several United Nations agencies and various government and non-government organizations throughout the world. He has published more than fifteen books and 320 scientific articles, mainly on coastal topics.

Contents

1.0 USA - Editorial Introduction 1.1 Alaska 1.2 Washington 1.3 Oregon 1.4 California 1.5 Texas 1.6 Louisiana 1.7 Mississippi 1.8 Alabama 1.9 Florida 1.10 Georgia 1.11 South Carolina 1.12 North Carolina 1.13 Central Atlantic coast 1.14 New York-New England 1.15 Great Lakes (USA) 1.16 Hawaii 2.0 Canada - Editorial Introduction 2.1 British Columbia 2.2 New Brunswick & Nova Scotia 2.3 Gulf of St Lawrence 2.4 St Pierre et Miquelon 2.5 Newfoundland 2.6 Northern Canada 2.7 Great Lakes (Canada) 3.0 Central America - Editorial Introduction 3.1 Mexico, Pacific coast 3.2 Pacific coasts, Guatemala to Panama 3.3 Pacific Coast of Colombia 4.0 South America - Editorial Introduction 4.1 Ecuador 4.2 Peru 4.3 Chile 4.4 Argentina 4.5 Uruguay 4.6 Brazil 4.7 French Guiana 4.8 Surinam 4.9 Guyana 4.10 Venezuela 4.11 Caribbean coast of Colombia 4.12 Caribbean coasts, Panama to Belize 4.13 Mexico, Caribbean coast 5.0 Caribbean Islands - Editorial Introduction 5.1 Cuba 5.2 Jamaica 5.3 Hispaniola 5.4 Puerto Rico 5.4.1 Virgin Islands 5.5 Lesser Antilles 6.0 Atlantic Ocean Islands - Editorial Introduction 6.1 Bahamas 6.2 Bermuda 6.3 Greenland 6.4 Iceland 6.5 Other Atlantic Islands 7.0 British Isles - Editorial Introduction 7.1 England and Wales Introduction 7.2 Cumbria 7.3 Lancashire 7.4 Isle of Man 7.5 North Wales 7.6 West Wales 7.7 South Wales 7.7.1 Severn estuary 7.8 Avon, Somerset and North Devon 7.9 North Cornwall 7.9.1 Isles of Scilly 7.10 South Cornwall 7.11 South Devon 7.12 Dorset 7.13 Hampshire 7.14 Isle of Wight 7.15 Sussex 7.16 Kent 7.17 Essex 7.18 Suffolk 7.19 Norfolk 7.20 Lincolnshire 7.21 Yorkshire and Cleveland 7.22 Durham, Tyne and Wear 7.23 Northumberland 7.24 Scotland, Introduction 7.24.1 Scotland, South-East 7.24.2 Scotland, Fife 7.24.3 Scotland, Angus and Aberdeen 7.24.4 Scotland, Moray Firth 7.24.5 Orkney and Shetland 7.24.6 Scotland, North and North-West 7.24.7 Inner Hebrides 7.24.8 Outer Hebrides 7.24.9 Scotland, Fort William to Clyde 7.24.10 Scotland, South-West 7.25 Northern Ireland 7.26 Ireland 7.27 Channel Islands 8.0 Europe - Editorial Introduction 8.1 Norway 8.1.1 Svalbard 8.2 Sweden 8.3 Finland 8.3.1 Russian Gulf of Finland 8.4 Estonia 8.5 Latvia 8.6 Lithuania 8.7 Kaliningrad 8.8 Poland 8.9 Germany 8.10 Denmark 8.11 Netherlands 8.12 Belgium 8.13.1 North coast of France 8.13.2 West coast of France 8.13.3 Mediterranean France 8.13.4 Corsica 8.14 Spain 8.14.1 Gibraltar 8.15 Portugal 8.16 Italy 8.16.1 Sardinia 8.16.2 Sicily 8.17 Malta 8.18 Slovenia 8.19 Croatia 8.20 Bosnia Herzegovina 8.21 Montenegro 8.22 Albania 8.23 Greece 8.24 Crete 8.25 Bulgaria 8.26 Romania 8.27 Ukraine 8.28 Sea of Azov 8.29 Republic of Georgia 9.0 Russian Federation - Editorial Introduction 9.1 Russian Gulf of Finland 9.2 Russian Black Sea coast 9.3 Russian Pacific 9.4 Russian Arctic 9.5 Russian Caspian 9.6 Kaliningrad 10.0 Middle East - Editorial Introduction 10.1 Turkey 10.2 Cyprus 10.3 Syria 10.4 Lebanon 10.5 Israel 11.0 Caspian and Aral Seas - Editorial Introduction 11.1 Iran Caspian 11.2 Turkmenistan 11.3 Kazakhstan 11.4 Russian Caspian 11.5 Azerbaijan 11.6 Aral Sea 12.0 North Africa - Editorial Introduction 12.1 Egypt Mediterranean 12.2 Libya 12.3 Tunisia 12.4 Algeria 12.5 Morocco 13.0 West Africa - Editorial Introduction 13.1 Mauritania 13.2 Senegal and Gambia 13.3 Guinea Bissau 13.4 Republic of Guinea 13.5 Sierra Leone 13.6 Liberia 13.7 Ivory Coast 13.8 Ghana 13.9 Togo and Benin 13.10 Nigeria 13.11 Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea 13.12 Gabon, Congo, Cabina and Zaire 13.13 Angola 13.14 Namibia 14.0 South Africa Introduction 14.1 South Africa 15.0 East Africa- Editorial Introduction 15.1 Mozambique 15.2 Tanzania 15.3 Kenya 15.4 Somalia 15.5 Eritrea 15.6 Sudan 15.7 Egypt Red Sea 15.8 Jordan 16.0 South-west Asia - Editorial Introduction 16.1 Saudi Arabia Red Sea 16.2 Yemen 16.3 Southern Arabia and Oman 16.4 United Arab Emirates 16.5 Qatar 16.6 Bahrein 16.7 Saudi Arabia Arabian Gulf 16.8 Kuwait and Iraq 16.9 Iran 17.0 South Asia - Editorial Introduction 17.1 Pakistan 17.2 India 17.3 Sri Lanka 17.4 Bangladesh 17.5 Burma 18.0 Indian Ocean Islands - Editorial Introduction 18.1 Madagascar 18.2 Other Indian Ocean Islands 19.0 South-east Asia - Editorial Introduction 19.1 Thailand Andaman Sea 19.2 Malaysia 19.3 Singapore 19.3.1 Thailand Gulf of Thailand 19.4 Brunei 19.5 Cambodia 19.6 Vietnam 19.7 Philippines 19.8 Indonesia 19.9 East Timor 19.10 Papua New Guinea 20.0 East Asia - Editorial Introduction 20.1 China 20.2 Taiwan 20.3 North Korea 20.4 South Korea 20.5 Japan 21.0 Australia - Editorial Introduction 21.1 New South Wales 21.1.1 Lord Howe Island 21.1.2 Norfolk Island 21.2 Queensland 21.3 Northern Territory 21.4 Western Australia 21.5 South Australia 21.6 Victoria 21.7 Tasmania 22.1 New Zealand 22.2 Chatham Islands 23.0 Pacific Ocean Islands - Editorial Introduction 23.1 New Caledonia 23.2 Fiji 23.3 Society Islands 23.4 Other Pacific Islands 24.1 Antarctica >

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781402086380
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1582
  • ID: 9781402086380
  • weight: 3402
  • ISBN10: 1402086385

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