Prologue; 1. Evolution of the Australian coast; 2. Coastal processes; 3. Coastal ecosystems; 4. Estuaries and deltas; 5. Beaches; 6. Coastal dunes and barriers; 7. Rocky coasts; 8. Reef coasts; 9. Human interaction with the coast; Further reading; Index.
Andrew Short is a coastal geomorphologist with degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Hawaii and Louisiana State University. He has studied the coasts of North and South America, the Alaskan Arctic, Hawaii, New Zealand, Europe, the British Isles and the entire Australian coast. His main interests are beach and dune morphodynamics, coastal evolution and management. He has written more than 150 scientific articles and 12 books. Colin Woodroffe is Professor in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Wollongong.
'... what makes this book so special is that, in addition to the 'wow-factor' arising from the over 200 colour photographs, it also offers an excellent synthesis of how the Australian coast has evolved. ... The book is extremely well-written and attractively type-set, and colour photographs and diagrams are used throughout. ... The book is excellent and certainly does credit to the magnificent Australian coast by giving an in-depth and comprehensive insight into its variability and evolution.' The Geographical Journal