By Enzo Pranzini,Allan Williams
Europe has an extended background of coping with coastal erosion via quite a few defense techniques, from the defences of the Venice lagoons to coastal land reclamation within the Netherlands.
This booklet presents a finished assessment of the total beach of Europe and a comparative research of abrasion difficulties and strategies in each one state. every one bankruptcy discusses the common and anthropogenic elements within the erosion procedure and in defence initiatives layout and upkeep, together with coastal morphology and wave weather, land use adjustments and use of coastal components, the evolution of coastal security, weather switch and political and administrative assessments.
Particular realization is paid to demographic and financial elements influencing coastal erosion in each one kingdom and to technical and administrative standards influencing defence initiatives layout. Lavishly illustrated in complete color all through, the publication represents a definitive reference paintings on its subject.
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