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Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilization


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1. Pitfalls of Shoreline Stabilisation - Tweed River Mouth, Gold Coast, Australia

2. Adelaide beach management 1836-2025

3. Pitfalls of ebb shoal mining

4. Documenting beach loss in front of seawalls in Puerto Rico: pitfalls of engineering a small island-nation shore

5. Narratives of shoreline erosion and protection at Shishmaref, Alaska: the anecdotal and the analytical

6. Portballintrae Bay, Northern Ireland: 116 years of misplaced management

7. Beach Nourishment in the United States

8. Failed Coastal stabilization: examples from the KwaZulu-Natal Coast, South Africa

9. Presque Isle Breakwaters: successful failures?

10. Armoring on Eroding Coasts Leads to Beach Narrowing and Loss on Oahu, Hawaii

11. Compromising Reef Island Shoreline Dynamics: Legacies of the Engineering Paradigm in the Maldives

12. "Alternative" shoreline erosion control devices: a review.

13. Bad practice in erosion management: the Southern Sicily case study

14. The history of shoreline stabilization on the Spanish Costa del Sol

15. Coastal defense in NW Portugal: the improbable victory

16. Stabilizing the Forgotten Shore: Case study from the Delaware Bay

17. Shoreline stabilisation: lessons from South Wales

18. Coastal Stabilization Practice in France



From the reviews:

"This compendium of summaries of the impacts and unintended consequences of human attempts to stop coastal erosion ... . Contributors describe human-built barriers or buffers for coastlines from a wide variety of settings, from the coast of Northern Ireland, to the Great Lakes in the US, to the Maldives. ... chapters are instructive, analyze the situation, and adequately discuss approaches ... . Summing Up: Recommended. ... Professionals/practitioners." (B. Ransom. Choice, Vol. 50 (6), February, 2013)

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