Coastal Research Library

Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization

Selected Case Studies

Editors: Cooper, Andrew, Pilkey, Orrin H. (Eds.)

  • Ready reference on variety of methods
  • Global perspective on shoreline stabilization
  • Real-life examples
  • Comprehensive summary
  • Timely in the societal sea level response debate
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About this book

At the coast all is not what it seems.  Decades of beachfront development have seen a variety of efforts to stabilize the shoreline to protect ill-placed beachfront property, both from shoreline erosion and from storm damage. Both of these problems become increasingly critical in a time of rising sea level.  Many natural beaches are backed by sea walls, while others have been transformed by whole series of groynes, offshore breakwaters and a plethora of other schemes. Many recreational beaches are actually artificial replicas of the real thing, emplaced to protect badly placed infrastructure and maintained only through ongoing costly beach nourishment.  However, all of these attempts to stabilize the shoreline are far from benign. Degradation and even complete loss of the all important recreational beach sometimes results from seawall emplacement. Increasingly, the choice of shoreline stabilization approach will depend upon plans for future response to rising seas which in many cases may involve retreat from the shoreline rather than holding the line.  This book explores, through a series of case studies from around the globe, the pitfalls of shoreline stabilization and provides a ready reference for those with an interest in shoreline management.  It is particularly timely in a time of global change.

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“This compendium of summaries of the impacts and unintended consequences of human attempts to stop coastal erosion … . Contributors describe human-built barriers or buffers for coastlines from a wide variety of settings, from the coast of Northern Ireland, to the Great Lakes in the US, to the Maldives. … chapters are instructive, analyze the situation, and adequately discuss approaches … . Summing Up: Recommended. … Professionals/practitioners.” (B. Ransom. Choice, Vol. 50 (6), February, 2013)


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilisation – Tweed River Mouth, Gold Coast, Australia

    Brayshaw, Steven (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Adelaide Beach Management 1836–2025

    Short, Andrew D.

    Pages 15-36

  • Pitfalls of Ebb-Shoal Mining

    Finkl, Charles W.

    Pages 37-52

  • Documenting Beach Loss in Front of Seawalls in Puerto Rico: Pitfalls of Engineering a Small Island Nation Shore

    Jackson, Chester W. (et al.)

    Pages 53-71

  • Narratives of Shoreline Erosion and Protection at Shishmaref, Alaska: The Anecdotal and the Analytical

    Mason, Owen K. (et al.)

    Pages 73-92

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eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9360-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization
Book Subtitle
Selected Case Studies
Editors
  • Andrew Cooper
  • Orrin H. Pilkey
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4123-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4123-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4122-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9360-6
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 334
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