Environment and development
in coastal regions and in small islands
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COPING WITH BEACH EROSION

Coastal management sourcebooks 1

Acknowledgements
by Gillian Cambers
with contributions from Malcolm Hendry
Cover photographs: Aerial view of Caribbean
 islands (Yann Arthus-Bertrand); Pre- and 
post-hurricane beach conditions, 
Barnes Bay, Anguilla (Gillian Cambers)
cover design: Claude Vacheret
web version: Claire Blackburn
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Foreword
Contents
Introduction
The disappearing beach: what can be done?
What to look for when investing in coastal
land or property
Protecting beaches: how you can help
References and further reading
Appendices
Glossary
Subject index

Coping with Beach Erosion is a practical guide for beach users, builders and homeowners as well as other coastal stakeholders. Written in a language and style accessible to the non-specialist, it provides expert advice concerning the dangers to consider when buying property and constructing houses, hotels etc. in erosion-prone beach areas. The question of how to conserve existing beaches is dealt with by demonstrating well tested shoreline protection and other management measures for current and potential erosion and accretion problems. Amply cross-referenced and illustrated, this user-friendly book includes a glossary of terms and a subject index. Its popularized and well structured guidelines are based on technical information gathered over a decade and a half of field studies jointly sponsored by UNESCO and the Sea Grant College Program of the University of Puerto Rico.

The designations employed and the presentation of the material throughout this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of UNESCO concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The author is responsible for the choice and presentation of facts and material in this book as well as for any opinions expressed therein, which are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization. This includes mention of any specific equipment and materials as well as methods employed.

ISBN 92-3-103561-4
Published in 1998  by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
7, place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France
UNESCO 1998

 

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