Bananas, Beaches and Bases

Making Feminist Sense of International Politics

Author: Cynthia Enloe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520229129

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 2452


New analysis of international politics.

Estuarine Beaches

An introduction to the physical and human factors affecting use and management of beaches in estuaries, lagoons, bays and fjords

Author: K.F. Nordstrom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781851667284

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 7761


The purpose of this book is to supply the background needed to structure research on estuarine beach resources and provide the basis for a program for informed management. The book is a synthesis of data on physical, biological, and human processes.


Form and process

Author: J. Hardisty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780044452195

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 8975


This book places research into worldwide beach environments in its geomorphological context. Having introduced the systems approach to environmental modelling, and identified the groups of processes operating on beaches, the text is structured in five parts: the first three sections provide a sequential account of the effects of these processes on the beach system; part four focuses on theory relevant to landform stability, then reviews existing empirical, analytical and numerical models; and the final section introduces a computer model and shows its application to the process functions developed earlier.

Beaches of the New South Wales Coast

A Guide to Their Nature, Characteristics, Surf and Safety

Author: Andrew D. Short

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1920898158

Category: Beaches

Page: 398

View: 5854


358 pages, 167 original figures, including 18 photographs; glossary, general index, beach index, surf index. This book provides the first description of all NSW ocean beaches. It is based on the results of the NSW section of the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program.It has two aims, first to provide the public with general information on the origin and nature of NSW beaches including the contribution of geology, oceanography, climate and biota to the beaches, together with information on beach hazards and beach safety.Second, to provide a description of each beach emphasising its physical characteristics including its name/s, location, access, facilities, dimensions and the character of the beach and surf zone. In particular it comments on the suitability of the beach for swimming, surfing and fishing, with special emphasis on the natural hazards.Based on the physical hazards all beaches are rated in terms of their public beach safety and scaled accordingly from 1 (safest) to 10 (least safe).This book will be revised in 2006.

Beaches and Bicycles

A Summer Counting Book

Author: Rebecca Fjelland Davis

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736868914

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2171


Rhyming text and colored illustrations introduce different numbers of objects and animals seen during the summer months, ranging from one summer sun to ten sunflowers.

Beaches of the Big Island

Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824809768

Category: Travel

Page: 171

View: 7248


Describes the facilities, history, activities, and scenery at the beaches and coastal parks of Hawaii Island

Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches

Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West

Author: David M. Bush,William J. Neal,Norma J. Longo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332893

Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 9994


From Amelia Island just south of Georgia to Key West's southern tip, beaches are one of Florida's greatest assets. Yet these beaches are in danger: rapid structural development on a highly erodible coast make them vulnerable to some of nature's greatest storms. The same development that has been driven by the attraction of beautiful beaches and coastal amenities now threatens those very resources. In turn, coastal structures are at risk from sea-level rise, shoreline retreat, winter storms, and hurricanes. Most of the methods for reducing losses associated with storms protect property only in the short term--at a growing cost in dollars and loss of natural habitat in the long term. Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches is a guide to mitigating or reducing losses of property, human life, and natural resources by living with, rather than just at, the shore. This illustrated volume provides an introduction to coastal processes and geology as well as a brief history of coastal hazards and short-sighted human responses. This is the first volume in the Living with the Shore series to discuss the significant long-term impact of dredge-and-fill beach construction on living marine resources. Guidance is provided for long-term risk reduction in the form of tips on storm-resistant construction and site evaluation; maps for evaluating relative vulnerability to hazards are also included. A brief review of coastal regulations will help property owners understand and navigate the various permit requirements for developing coastal property. Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches is an invaluable source of information for everyone from the curious beach visitor to the community planner, from the prudent property investor to the decision-making public official.

Saving America's Beaches

The Causes of and Solutions to Beach Erosion

Author: Scott L. Douglass

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812776907

Category: Science

Page: 91

View: 6818


This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how OC works of manOCO have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can be done to save the beaches for future generations of Americans. A three-part prescription for healthy beaches is proposed: OC backing offOCO, OC bypassing sandOCO, and OC beach nourishmentOCO. So if you love waves and beaches, and care about the future of your favorite beach spot, then read this book while you enjoy the beach."