The Zen of the Beach

Wolf H. Berger

in Ocean

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780520247789
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520942547 | DOI:
The Zen of the Beach

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This chapter focuses on the processes shaping coastal landscapes and the factors that contribute to the formation of beaches. It begins by discussing waves, where they come from, how they change through the seasons, and how they move sand or beach materials. The chapter then talks about the nature of cliffs and the process of cliff erosion. It also describes the geological and climatic factors for beach formation, such as river flows, rainfall, and floods.

Keywords: coastal landscapes; beaches; waves; sand; cliffs; cliff erosion; river flows; rainfall; floods

Chapter.  16573 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aquatic Biology

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