Beaches and Coasts provides an excellent overview of the regions of our planet where most of the world's population lives and that are most threatened by population growth, pollution, and climate change.

The book is divided into 21 chapters. Chapter 1 provides an overview of coastal regions and their importance to human population. There are six chapters that describe the various processes that shape and influence the variety of coastal regions throughout the world, including plate tectonics (Chapter 2), sea-level change (Chapter 4), weather systems (Chapter 5), waves and currents (Chapter 6), tides (Chapter 11), and erosion (Chapter 20). Although...

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