Broadly interdisciplinary in its treatment of coasts, abundantly illustrated with line-drawings and photographic Appendix listings of databases, journals and organizations;
Unites many aspects of coastal sciences that can only be found scattered among scientific literature;
Offers over 327 entries contributed by over 280 well-known specialists in their respective fields;
Suitable for students, professionals in oceanography, geology, ecology, geography, civil engineering, as well as informed lay readers
This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of the much acclaimed Encyclopedia of Coastal Science edited by M. Schwarz (Springer 2005), presents an interdisciplinary approach that includes biology, ecology, engineering, geology, geomorphology, oceanography, remote sensing, technological advances, and anthropogenic impacts on coasts. Within its covers the Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd ed. brings together and coordinates many aspects of coastal and related sciences that are widely dispersed in the scientific literature.
The broadly interdisciplinary subject matter of this volume features contributions by over 280 well-known international specialists in their respective fields and provides an abundance of figures in full-color with line drawings and photographs, and other illustrations such as satellite images. Not only does this volume offer a large number of new and revised entries, it also includes an illustrated glossary of coastal geomorphology, extensive bibliographic citations, and cross-references.
It provides a comprehensive reference work for students, scientific and technical professionals as well as administrators, managers, and informed lay readers.
Anja Scheffers (Southern Cross University, Australia), Executive member of Future Earth Coasts (IPO Australia) contributed to this edition in two chapters:
Scheffers, A. M., Kelletat, D.H. (2019): Coastal Lake Systems. In: Finkl, C & Makowski, C. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd edition, Springer.
Scheffers, A. & Kelletat, DH. (2019): Europe, Coastal Geomorphology. – In: Finkl, C & Makowski, C. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Coastal Science, 2nd edition, Springer.
Furthermore, Colin Woodroffe (University of Wollongong, Australia), one of our newly appointed Future Earth Coasts Academy members, was part of the editorial board for this edition.