Waves and Beaches : The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast (3rd Edition)

Waves and Beaches : The Powerful Dynamics of Sea and Coast (3rd Edition)

by Kim McCoy Author and Willard Bascom Author

An essential handbook for anyone who studies, surfs, protects, or is fascinated by the ocean. Information included is based on theory and statistics, but also anecdotal observation and personal experience, bringing an understanding of the awesome and complex power of the waves. Recent facts and anecdotes update the book’s relevance in the time of climate change and one of the most significant effects of global warming in sea-level rise, including what this will mean to waves and beaches and what effects we are already seeing. New text and photos cover events such as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, Hurricane Katrina flooding of 2005, and the 2011 earthquake and resulting devastation in Fukishima. An essential handbook for climate scientists and ocean activists, and concerned citizens alike, providing clear explanations and detailed resources for the constant battle to preserve the shore.