Coastal Erosion: Response and Management
ISBN/ASIN: 9783540600220,9783540494058,3540600221 | 1998 | English | pdf | 352/355 pages | 6.19 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Roger H. Charlier, Christian P. De Meyer (auth.) | Edition: 1
The coastal zone is subject to strong pressures from a large number of users. Populations are migrating to it in large numbers. Industry wants to exploit it for its space, water and manpower. Aggregate miners want to exploit mineral resources and health centers are multiplying. It is a favorite area for tourism and recreation worldwide. The zone can boom economically. However, coastlines are progressively receding worldwide, making the zone fragile, vulnerable, and unstable. The book presents methods of coastal protection and beach restoration and offers solutions to the various problems.