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Author Harvey, Nick, 1952-

Title Coastal management in Australia / Nick Harvey and Brian Caton.

Imprint Adelaide, S. Aust. : University of Adelaide Press, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xv, 342 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Note "First published in 2003 by Oxford University Press, Republished 2010 by University of Adelaide Press, with a new foreword by Nick Harvey."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 304-329) and index.
Contents 1. An Era of Change -- Global imperatives for coastal management -- Global influences on Australian coastal management -- Action in the 1990s: changes to Australian coastal management -- What is the Australian coast? -- Conclusion -- 2. Understanding Coastal Processes -- The dynamics of coastal systems -- Global change and Australian coastal processes -- Australian case studies of coastal processes -- 3. Human Impact on the Australian Coast -- Coastal impacts from our cities -- Non-metropolitan expansion along the coast -- Catchment to the coast -- Commercial use of coastal waters -- Tourism and recreational pressure on the coast -- Coastal mining and industry activities -- 4. Managing the Australian Coast -- The need for management -- Government roles and responsibilities -- Coastal planning -- The role of the community -- Sustainable coastal management and scientific uncertainty -- Coastal environmental management systems -- Management of places of high conservation and landscape value -- 5. Conclusions and Future Directions -- The state of coastal management in Australia -- Coastal management for the 21st century.
Summary "The coast is one of our most valuable assets but how is it being treated and what is being done to look after it? Coastal Management in Australia is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of this important subject. Interesting case studies are used to illustrate human impact on coastal processes as well as demonstrating the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly. Coastal Management in Australia introduces the background to the various coastal management systems operating in Australia and illustrates these with 'real world' examples from the different states and territories. Since this book was first published yet another parliamentary inquiry has been added to some 30 years of national inquiries into coastal management, with further calls for national co-ordination. In addition, the Australian government has focused attention on the potential risks of climate change for the Australian coast. Both authors have national and international coastal expertise; significant academic teaching experience in coastal processes and coastal management; coastal planning and policy skills; and have extensive government expertise in coastal management"--Publisher's description
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Coastal zone management -- Australia.
Shore protection -- Australia.
Coastal engineering -- Australia.
Earth sciences, geography, environment, planning.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Coastal engineering. (OCoLC)fst00865740
Coastal zone management. (OCoLC)fst00865756
Shore protection. (OCoLC)fst01116978
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Littoral -- Aménagement -- Australie.
Rivage -- Protection -- Australie.
Travaux maritimes -- Australie.
Indexed Term Coastal engineering
Shore protection
Coastal zone management
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Caton, Brian.
University of Adelaide Press.
Other Form: Print version: Coastal management in Australia 9780980723045
ISBN 9780980723038 (electronic bk.)
0980723035 (electronic bk.)
9780980723045 (pbk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000046302770
GBVCP 1008655147
GBVCP 766211231
GBVCP 869966405
NZ1 14935586

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