CRC handbook of coastal processes and erosion.
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Every coast has its story to tell of property losses to the sea. Medieval towns in England disappeared as waves cut away at the land. Hurricanes and nor'easters periodically wreak havoc along the eastern seaboard and Gulf Coasts of the United States, and severe storms of the not so pacific Pacific have resulted in untold instances of property losses. The objective of this volume is to focus more on the physical processes that produce coastal erosion than to recount these tales of woe. During the past quarter century our understanding of coastal-zone processes has increased vastly. This volume focusses on those processes which directly relate to the generation of coastal erosion.