Coastal Research Library

Brazilian Beach Systems

Editors: Short, Andrew Damien, Klein, Antonio Henrique da F. (Eds.)

  • A Benchmark Book the First of Its Kind Comprehensively Covering the Entire Brazilian Coast and Its Beaches
  • Contributions of 50 Experts from Each of the 17 Brazilian Coastal States
  • Contains Previously Unpublished Data on Much of the Coast
  • Abundantly Illustrated Throughout by Photographs, Maps and Figures
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About this book

This book is about the more than 4,000 beach systems that form most of the 9000 km long Brazilian coast. It focuses on the beaches of each of the seventeen coastal states and three oceanic islands, their nature, morphodynamics and status. It is a must for anyone who wants to know more about this great coast and its beach systems. This is the first book ever written about the beach systems of Brazil, and actually the very first about the beaches of an entire country. The Brazilian coast extends from the mighty Amazon River and its muddy shores in the north to one of the world’s longest sandy beaches in the southern Rio Grande do Sul. It contains every beach type from wave to tide-dominated which range in size from small embayed beaches to long barrier beaches.

The book is written by leading Brazilian academics and researchers and aims at the university level market, as well as coastal scientists, engineers and managers. Standard scientific terminology is used to describe the coast and its beaches. It is illustrated with more than 400 original figures and serves as a benchmark text on the Brazilian coast.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Brazilian Beach Systems: Introduction

    Klein, Antonio Henrique da F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-35

  • Brazilian Coastal Processes: Wind, Wave Climate and Sea Level

    Rodríguez, Mauricio González (et al.)

    Pages 37-66

  • Beaches of the Amazon Coast: Amapá and West Pará

    Santos, Valdenira Ferreira dos (et al.)

    Pages 67-93

  • Coastal Morphodynamic Processes on the Macro-Tidal Beaches of Pará State Under Tidally-Modulated Wave Conditions

    Pereira, Luci Cajueiro Carneiro (et al.)

    Pages 95-124

  • Maranhão Beach Systems, Including the Human Impact on São Luís Beaches

    Pereira, Luci Cajueiro Carneiro (et al.)

    Pages 125-152

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30394-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30392-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-80798-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brazilian Beach Systems
Editors
  • Andrew Damien Short
  • Antonio Henrique da F. Klein
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-30394-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-30394-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-30392-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80798-0
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 611
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations, 291 illustrations in colour
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