Waves and Beaches Hardcover Book
Waves and Beaches Hardcover Book
Waves and Beaches Hardcover Book

Waves and Beaches Hardcover Book

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Originally published in 1964 and revised in 1979, this timeless masterpiece serves as a vital guide for individuals engaged in the study, exploration, conservation, or sheer fascination of the ocean. It seamlessly blends scientific knowledge and thrilling adventures. Willard Bascom, the original author and a true authority in the field, masterfully presents a wealth of information encompassing theoretical foundations, statistical analyses, as well as personal observations and experiences. Through this work, the general public gains a profound understanding of the immense and intricate force held within oceanic waves.

Kim McCoy's recent update breathes new life into this cherished book, incorporating contemporary facts and captivating anecdotes that ensure its relevance in the era of climate change. The revised edition sheds light on the ongoing transformations experienced by our coastal cities, maritime vessels, energy sources, and global trade. Today, as humanity adapts to changing climates, comprehending the dynamics of waves and beaches holds even greater significance. Among the notable consequences of global warming, sea-level rise emerges as a pivotal concern. How will this impact waves and beaches? What observable effects have already surfaced?

This updated version provides fresh textual content and captivating photographs, featuring notable events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and the 2011 earthquake and subsequent destruction in Fukushima. In addition to students, surfers, and the general public, this revised edition of a beloved classic serves as an indispensable manual for ocean activists. It offers lucid explanations and comprehensive resources to aid in the tireless battle for shoreline preservation.

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