eBook The Coast, 1st Edition

  • Timothy Kusky
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  • ISBN-10: 1438117620
  • ISBN-13: 9781438117621
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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Overview

The Coast focuses on the characteristic landforms and environments found in the coastal zone as well as the processes that form these landforms. Coverage also includes the many coastal hazards that threaten our environment, including cliff erosion from wave and storm action, the hazards associated with powerful tides, and the consequences of long-shore sediment transport. In addition to an examination of some of the worst coastal disasters that have occurred from 1900 to 2007- including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a special chapter is devoted to the city of New Orleans, including its geological and natural history and why it is so at risk for coastal disasters. Enhanced with vivid photographs taken by the author, this book is a must for middle and high school students with an interest in this fascinating topic.