Coastal Research Library

Coastal Karst Landforms

Editors: Lace, Michael J., Mylroie, John E. (Eds.)

  • Offers an integrated view of karst processes in various coastal landforms
  • Includes cutting edge coastal research from leaders in the field
  • Examples from a broad range of island and continental shoreline settings
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About this book

Carbonate rock coasts are found world-wide, from continental shorelines of the Adriatic Sea of Europe to the Yucatan Peninsula of North America, and on tropical islands from Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, to the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean, to the Bahama Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.  Such coasts are well known for their unusual and distinctive karst landforms. Karst processes, particularly those associated with coastal landforms, are proving to be surprisingly unique and complex.

This volume presents a comprehensive overview of the processes associated with coastal karst development comparing examples from a broad geographical and geomorphological range of island and continental shoreline/paleoshoreline settings, including a review of pseudokarst processes that can compete with and overprint dynamic coastal karst landscapes.

As effective management of hydrologic resources grows more complex, coastal caves and karst represent fundamental components in associated coastal aquifers, which in the rock record can also form significant petroleum reservoirs.

Audience  By providing a clearer understanding of the geological, biological, archaeological and cultural value of coastal caves and karst resources, this volume offers a critical tool to coastal researchers and geoscientists in related fields and to coastal land managers as it illustrates the diversity of coastal karst landforms, the unique processes which formed them, the diversity of resources they harbor and their relationship to coastal zone preservation strategies and the development of sustainable management approaches.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Pseudokarst Caves in the Littoral Environment

    Mylroie, John E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Erosional and Depositional Textures and Structures in Coastal Karst Landscapes

    Taboroši, Danko (et al.)

    Pages 15-57

  • Hydrology and Geochemistry of the Freshwater Lens in Coastal Karst

    Fratesi, Beth

    Pages 59-75

  • Coastal Karst Development in Carbonate Rocks

    Mylroie, John E.

    Pages 77-109

  • The Biological and Archaeological Significance of Coastal Caves and Karst Features

    Lace, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 111-126

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5016-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-5015-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 14, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7837-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coastal Karst Landforms
Editors
  • Michael J. Lace
  • John E. Mylroie
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5016-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5016-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5015-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7837-4
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 429
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations, 180 illustrations in colour
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