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Intertidal Deposits
River Mouths, Tidal Flats, and Coastal Lagoons

ISBN 9780367400668
Published December 18, 2019 by CRC Press
544 Pages

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Book Description

Intertidal Deposits: River Mouths, Tidal Flats, and Coastal Lagoons combines the authors personal and professional experience with the mass of available literature to present a cohesive overview of intertidal deposits and the widely diverse conditions of their formation worldwide. This includes the strong influence of water movements, climate, sediment particle characteristics, vegetation, fauna, and man.   Intertidal areas are important for many reasons both scientifically and economically and recently, a growing concern for conservation of these fragile regions strives to preserve and protect their natural balance. This book, written by an international expert in the field, concentrates on the more important intertidal areas distinguished by size and morphology, tidal range, the degree and type of vegetational cover, the amount and type of benthic fauna, the extent of human exploitation, and the degree of previous study.

Table of Contents

Worldwide Distribution of Intertidal Areas
Benthic Fauna
Macrotidal Deposits
The Wash (North Sea)
Baie du Mont - St. Michel
Bassin d'Arcachon
Macrotidal River Estuaries, Rias, and Bays in Northwest Europe
Madagascar West Coast
Gulf of Khambhat (Cambay) and the Gulf of Kachchh (Kutch)
Ganges - Brahmaputra (Meghna) River Mouths
Irrawaddy River Delta
West Coast Korea
China: Jiangsu Coast
China: Chang Jiang River Mouth and Hangzhou Bay
China Southeast Coast: Intertidal Deposits in Embayments
Taiwan West Coast
Red River Mouths
King Sound, Cambridge Gulf (Northwest Australia)
North Australia
Broad Sound (Queensland)
Cook Inlet, Glacier Bay (Alaska)
Queen Charlotte Islands
Colorado River Delta Area
Bay of Fundy
St. Lawrence Estuary
Hudson Strait - Ungava Bay - Baffin Island
San Antonio Bay (Argentina)
San Sebastian Bay (Tierra del Fuego)
Columbia - Ecuador
Macrotidal Deposits
Mesotidal Deposits
The Wadden Sea
Mesotidal River Estuaries and Rias in Western Europe
Guinea-Bissau - Guinea
Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea
Tanzania and Kenya
Northwest Persian Gulf
Indus River Delta and Rann of Kutch
Northern Gulf of Thailand
West Coast of Burma (Myanmar), Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia (Andaman Sea Coast)
Mekong River Mouth
The Philippines
Gulf of Papua
Gulf of Carpentaria and Northern Queensland
Firth of Thames, New Zealand
Bristol Bay, Alaska
Fraser River Delta
Yaquina Bay, San Francisco Bay
The U.S. East Coast: Georgia, South Carolina, Maine
Southern Hudson Bay, Labrador
The South America North Coast: Amazon River Mouth - Guyanas - Orinoco Delta
South America East Coast
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
Mesotidal Deposits
Microtidal Deposits
Dyfi Estuary, Wales
The White Sea, Northern Siberia, The Gulf of Anadyr, and the Sea of Okhot

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Eisma Doeke


"This is an impressive and encyclopedic compilation…about the distribution, geomorphology, sedimentology, biota, and Holocene evolution of intertidal deposits from around the world…Few can match Eisma's breadth of knowledge about tidal deposits…Check this book out before your next trip."
Karl W. Flessa, Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona