The Resource Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs, (electronic resource)

Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs, (electronic resource)

Label
Coasts in crisis : a global challenge
Title
Coasts in crisis
Title remainder
a global challenge
Statement of responsibility
Gary Griggs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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 nearshore 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
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
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coasts
  • Coastal zone management
  • Natural disasters
  • Climatic changes
  • Hazardous geographic environments
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
  • SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
Label
Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human settlement of the coastal zone -- Coastal tectonics and hazards -- Tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons -- Storms, waves, coastal erosion and shoreline retreat -- Climate change and sea-level rise
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520966857
Lccn
2016051496
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
46a4780e-b7f2-49c3-b466-9d964dd893cb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962304359
Label
Coasts in crisis : a global challenge, Gary Griggs, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Human settlement of the coastal zone -- Coastal tectonics and hazards -- Tropical cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons -- Storms, waves, coastal erosion and shoreline retreat -- Climate change and sea-level rise
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 343 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520966857
Lccn
2016051496
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
46a4780e-b7f2-49c3-b466-9d964dd893cb
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962304359

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