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Troubled Waters

Understanding the Science Behind our Coastal Crisis

  • Discusses coastal change from around the world

  • Contains more than 170 illustrations

  • Helps to understand the range of possibilities for coastal responses to inevitable future climate change

Part of the book series: Springer Climate (SPCL)

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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-52383-1
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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Buried Secrets of the North Carolina Coast, USA

    • David J. Mallinson
    Pages 15-31
  3. Time and Tide Wait for No Man

    • Andrew C. Kemp, Benjamin P. Horton
    Pages 33-53
  4. The Water, the Coast, the Future

    • Joy Moses-Hall
    Pages 253-257
  5. Afterword: The Power of the Ocean

    • Stephen J. Culver
    Pages 259-267

About this book

The book communicates coastal geology such that the reader gets a better understanding of how scientists work and how scientific knowledge is acquired and how it progresses. It presents the human side of geologic research, including missteps, in this case, research on coastal change of the recent past, the present, and the near future. The audience for this volume is the general public, coastal managers, politicians, and decision makers in general, in the coastal realm. But the implications of this work with regard to future climate change and human responses are relevant globally.

Keywords

  • Sea level rise
  • Mangroves
  • Florida Keys
  • North Carolina coast
  • Seaflor dynamics
  • climate change
  • climate change impacts
  • coastal sciences

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Geological Sciences, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

    Stephen J. Culver

About the editor

Educated at the University of Wales (Swansea), Steve Culver taught for two years at the University of Sierra Leone before moving to the US in 1978 on a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution. Except for a five-year sojourn at the Natural History Museum, London in the 1990s, Professor Culver has taught and conducted coastal research for over 30 years at Old Dominion University and East Carolina University. He is coeditor of a textbook on biotic response to global change over the past 135 million years and coauthor of a popular text on coastal change in North Carolina, USA. His recent research has utilized microfossils (foraminifera) as tools to reconstruct past and understand current coastal environmental change in North Carolina and peninsular Malaysia.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Troubled Waters

  • Book Subtitle: Understanding the Science Behind our Coastal Crisis

  • Editors: Stephen J. Culver

  • Series Title: Springer Climate

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52383-1

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-52382-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-52383-1

  • Series ISSN: 2352-0698

  • Series E-ISSN: 2352-0701

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 267

  • Number of Illustrations: 40 b/w illustrations, 149 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Climate Sciences, Earth System Sciences

Buying options

eBook USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-52383-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)