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The Resource Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs

Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs

Label
Coasts in crisis : a global challenge
Title
Coasts in crisis
Title remainder
a global challenge
Statement of responsibility
Gary Griggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Almost half of the planet's population now lives in the coastal zone. The impacts of these people--three billion and rising--are increasingly affecting the most dynamic and constantly changing environments on Earth. All shorelines are also experiencing a rising sea level, which is causing coastal erosion and flooding, and what may be a more severe future storm and wave climate. Future sea-level rise may be the greatest challenge human civilization has ever faced. Dense populations are taking a toll on the coastal zone, impacting not only the shoreline itself, but also the near shore waters. The myriad effects include industrial, agricultural, and domestic runoff and discharge; the disposal and accumulation of plastic and other marine debris; extraction of groundwater and petroleum leading to sea water intrusion and ground subsidence; large port developments with their thousands of ships and their associated impacts; overfishing and loss of habitats; and impacts of dams, sand mining, and coastal engineering structures on sandy beaches. Individual hazards, risks, and issues have been studied and written about individually, but there is no reference, book, or source until this one that treats the entire coastal zone as a region under threat. While there are more examples included from California and the United States, the book covers issues and environments from a global perspective so that this book will be useful and informative for students or readers anywhere on the planet"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griggs, Gary B
Dewey number
551.45/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GB451.2
LC item number
.G75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coasts
  • Coastal zone management
  • Natural disasters
  • Climatic changes
  • Hazardous geographic environments
Label
Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to Humans and Coasts. Human settlement of the coastal zone -- Natural Processes and Hazards Affecting Coastal Regions. Coastal tectonics and hazards -- Tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons -- Storms, waves, coastal erosion, and shoreline retreat -- Climate change and sea-level rise -- Impacts of Human Activities on Coasts. Marine pollution -- Plastic and marine debris -- Petroleum and the coastal zone -- Coastal power plants -- Renewable energy from the coastal zone -- Groundwater and petroleum withdrawal : subsidence and seawater intrusion -- Desalination : fresh water from the ocean -- Carbon dioxide, climate change, and ocean acidification -- Coral reefs and threats to their health and survival -- Fishing, overfishing, and aquaculture -- Aquatic invasive species -- Sand, dams, and beaches
Control code
ocn962304273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9780520293618
Lccn
2016051203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027410361
  • 99975002746
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520293625
  • (OCoLC)962304273
Label
Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to Humans and Coasts. Human settlement of the coastal zone -- Natural Processes and Hazards Affecting Coastal Regions. Coastal tectonics and hazards -- Tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons -- Storms, waves, coastal erosion, and shoreline retreat -- Climate change and sea-level rise -- Impacts of Human Activities on Coasts. Marine pollution -- Plastic and marine debris -- Petroleum and the coastal zone -- Coastal power plants -- Renewable energy from the coastal zone -- Groundwater and petroleum withdrawal : subsidence and seawater intrusion -- Desalination : fresh water from the ocean -- Carbon dioxide, climate change, and ocean acidification -- Coral reefs and threats to their health and survival -- Fishing, overfishing, and aquaculture -- Aquatic invasive species -- Sand, dams, and beaches
Control code
ocn962304273
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 343 pages
Isbn
9780520293618
Lccn
2016051203
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40027410361
  • 99975002746
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780520293625
  • (OCoLC)962304273

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