Engineered Coasts

  • Jiyu Chen
  • Doeke Eisma
  • Kenji Hotta
  • H. Jesse Walker

Part of the Coastal Systems and Continental Margins book series (CSCM, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. C. W. Finkl, H. J. Walker
    Pages 1-22
  3. H. J. Walker, C. W. Finkl
    Pages 23-59
  4. H. Jesse Walker, Donald W. Davis
    Pages 61-83
  5. Kenji Hotta
    Pages 85-102
  6. Han Zengcui, Dai Zeheng
    Pages 121-138
  7. Jiang Wei, Tao Cunhuan
    Pages 139-150
  8. Lei Yaping, Wu Chao-Yu, Chen Jiyu
    Pages 199-228
  9. Jan van de Graaff
    Pages 229-247
  10. G. J. Schiereck
    Pages 249-268
  11. Marcel J. F. Stive, Ronald E. Waterman
    Pages 279-290
  12. Charles J. Vos
    Pages 291-308
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 309-312

About this book


Increasing population, expanding industry and commerce, and tourism are placing added pressures on an already highly-utilized coastal zone. This book, through a series of case studies, illustrates the variety of changes already made along the coastlines of the world. The examples used are mainly from China, Japan, The Netherlands, and the United States, all countries with extensively engineered shorelines. Modifications emphasized include those associated with protection against coastal erosion, building of artificial beaches and islands, reclamation for aquaculture and agriculture, and the construction of harbors. The information in this book should be useful for all planners and engineers involved in the construction of coastal engineering works and for students interested in coastal modification.


Coast Delta Deltas Ocean erosion estuary

Editors and affiliations

  • Jiyu Chen
    • 1
  • Doeke Eisma
    • 2
    • 3
  • Kenji Hotta
    • 4
  • H. Jesse Walker
    • 5
  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal ResearchEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiP.R. China
  2. 2.Utrecht UniversityTexelThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Netherlands Institute for Sea ResearchTexelThe Netherlands
  4. 4.College of Science and TechnologyNihon UniversityChibaJapan
  5. 5.Department of Geography and AnthropologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5980-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0099-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1384-6434
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