Shifting sands

a study of the coast of Northern Ireland from Magilligan to Larne

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Author: R. W. G. Carter,Northern Ireland. Countryside and Wildlife Branch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780337082535

Category: Coast changes

Page: 49

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Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization

Selected Case Studies

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Author: J. Andrew G. Cooper,Orrin H. Pilkey

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400741235

Category: Science

Page: 334

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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.

Classic landforms of the Antrim Coast

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Author: Bernard Smith,Patricia A. Warke,Geographical Association,British Geomorphological Research Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781899085477

Category: Science

Page: 52

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Island Britain

a Quaternary perspective

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Author: R. C. Preece

Publisher: Geological Society Pub House

ISBN: 9781897799406

Category: Science

Page: 274

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The Giant's Causeway

A Remnant of Chaos

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Author: Philip S. Watson

Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 49

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Legends speak of the giant Finn MacCool building a causeway across to the island of Staffa on the south west coast of Scotland. By the mid-nineteenth century the volcanic origin of the Causeway was widely accepted - the result of an elemental battle of earth, fire, water and wind. In this book the author has drawn on a wide range of sources to capture the spirit of the the Giant's Causeway, describing the history of the landscape and the richness of flora and fauna.

HMSO Monthly Catalogue

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Author: Great Britain. Her Majesty's Stationery Office

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Government publications

Page: N.A

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British Reports, Translations and Theses

Received by the British Library Lending Division, Including Material from the Republic of Ireland

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Issue for Mar. 1981 contains index for Jan.-Mar. 1981 in microfiche form.