Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
Reef-Platform Coral Boulders: Evidence for High-Energy Marine Inundation Events on Tropical Coastlines - SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences (Paperback)
  • Reef-Platform Coral Boulders: Evidence for High-Energy Marine Inundation Events on Tropical Coastlines - SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences (Paperback)
zoom

Reef-Platform Coral Boulders: Evidence for High-Energy Marine Inundation Events on Tropical Coastlines - SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences (Paperback)

(author), (author), (author)
£44.99
Paperback 105 Pages / Published: 04/05/2013
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The primary goal here is to present a treatise on the significance and value of coarse clastic carbonate sediments (i.e. large coral boulders) on tropical coastlines for understanding both modern and pre-historical (Holocene) high-magnitude marine inundation events. There has been a rapid groundswell of interest in large carbonate blocks on tropical coasts over the last decade, yet it is not widely appreciated that such features were observed and recorded back in the early explorations of Matthew Flinders on the Great Barrier Reef in the 1800s. This book will illuminate how various characteristics of datable carbonate blocks torn up from coral reefs and deposited on reef platforms yield importance evidence about the storms and tsunamis that emplaced them over decadal and centennial timescales. No comprehensive review has so far been published. A need now exists for a `definitive reference' on coral boulder research, which details the earliest observations, changing terminology, sedimentology, and relevance for coastal hazard research in the tropics. A wide range of examples will be incorporated from across Asia, Australia, the Pacific and the Americas, as well as a full up-to-date review of the existing literature.

Publisher: Springer Verlag, Singapore
ISBN: 9789814451321
Number of pages: 105
Weight: 1942 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 6 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.

You may also be interested in...

Geology of Ireland
Added to basket
H2O
Added to basket
H2O
£9.99
Paperback
The Geology Of Cornwall
Added to basket
Set in Stone
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Foundations of Engineering Geology
Added to basket
Granite and Grit
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
The Roadside Geology of Wales
Added to basket
Geology and Landscapes of Scotland
Added to basket
Cornish Rocks and Minerals
Added to basket
Minerals: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Worlds in Collision
Added to basket
Introduction to the Rock-forming Minerals
Added to basket
The Earth: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.