“ The book is written in an elegant and inviting writing style. The book is quite thoroughly searched. It is also open and honest about uncertainty. Understanding Sea–level Rise and Variability is full of information, cases and methodologies. The book is for everyone interested in sea–level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, engineers, researchers, university teachers and students.” ( International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management , 1 January 2013) “In summary, then, this book provides a synthesis of findings regarding sea level rise and its impacts on society. It should be on the desk of everyone concerned about sea level rise and its impacts, not only geoscientists and their research funders, but also policymakers and coastal managers.” ( Geology Today , 1 September 2012) "In deciphering the many questions regarding the roles of isostacy, tectonics and neotectonics in sea level change, this excellently and vividly illustrated book shows that geoscientists have much to add to the debate, especially given their knowledge of the effects of sea level change in deep time. Each chapter is written by a panel of authorities on its topic. The result is a book with much to interest and intrigue geoscientists, coastal engineers and others concerned about modern–day sea level change, and a timely summary given the situation now facing many lowland areas…It should be on the desk of everyone concerned about sea level rise and its impacts, including not only geoscientists and their research funders, but also policymakers and coastal managers." ( Geology Today , July 2012) “Having a structured and insightful book such as this text to back up and illustrate the present findings of sea level rise to spectators at a non–scientific conference is helpful...In little more than a dozen chapters, the editors explore and present a comprehensive outlook of the factors contributing to sea level rise and how that relates to probable extreme events in the near future. It also defines the strong and weak points in the present research and makes observations to reduce the uncertainties in the global understanding of sea level rise. The book is for students, scientists, educators on climate change, coastal managers, developers, engineers, and legislators. It is not only for people interested in the subject to better plan for the future, especially around coastal zones, but for those honestly concerned about the social impact of sea level rise and the future shape of humanity in the remaining of the 21st century." ( Bulletin of Marine Science , June 2012) “This excellent volume concludes with a chapter synthesising sea–level rise and variability and considering the future outlook for the subject. . . It will indeed make a valuable addition to the bookshelf of anyone interested in sea–level rise and its impacts." ( The Holocene , 21(7) 1173–1176, 28 September 2011) “The book is generally of a high quality and well presented with few weak papers." ( Ocean Challenge , Vol. 18, Number: 3, July 2011) “It′s a very comprehensive and important aide to understanding a globally vital subject." ( Baird Maritime , 3 February 2012) “The book is intellectually rigorous and is open and honest about uncertainty. Its recommendations for the future research agenda are refreshing and it has signposted the way forward." ( Quaternary Science Reviews , 2011) "In summary, I strongly recommend this book because of its thorough and exhaustive discussion on all aspects of sea–level rise due to climate change. Virtually every researcher and student of earth system can find something in it that links his/her field of interest to the broad canvas of research on sea–level rise. There is useful material in it too for the policymaker concerned with management of coastlines and islands to confront the sea–level rise. " ( India Current Science , Vol. 101, No. 5, September 2011) "The editors of this fine book, themselves leading sea–level researchers, have assembled a galaxy of contributing authors to provide a comprehensive and insightful understanding of sea–level rise and variability. The 13 chapters cover all aspects of the topic in considerable detail, and together comprise a reference volume/monograph of sea–level knowledge of great value to the global sea–level community." ( African Journal of Marine Science , 2011) “…for the sea–level specialist it is a comprehensive and beautifully presented book." ( Australian Archaeology , 1 June 2011) “The book certainly made for an enjoyable and educational read; as could be expected, I found especially rewarding the chapters outside my own professional comfort zone. We need to be talking more." ( Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin , 2011) "This book explains the lot. It′s not escapist fare but it′s crystal clear." ( The Australian , 26 November 2010) "This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in coastal science and engineering and sea level history, as well as for anyone seeking documentation for global change. It would make an excellent text for a graduate–level course or seminar."( EOS , Vol. 92, No. 18, 3 May 2011) "....a reliable and definitive contribution to the literature on this sometimes controversial subject." ( Terra et Aqua , Number 123, June 2011) "....condenses a vast amount of information into one book" ( Oceanography , Vol.24, No.2) “…nicely summarises the state of knowledge to date in clear language that communicates well to the lay person, as well as to the technical specialist interested in navigation design or operational details related to sea level.” ( The World Association for Waterborne Transportation – PIANC E– Newsletter , December 2010)
From the Back Cover
Understanding Sea–Level Rise and Variability identifies the major impacts of sea–level rise, presents up–to–date assessments of past sea–level change, thoroughly explores all of the factors contributing to sea–level rise, and explores how sea–level extreme events might change. It identifies what is known in each area and what research and observations are required to reduce the uncertainties in our understanding of sea–level rise so that more reliable future projections can be made. A synthesis of findings provides a concise summary of past, present and future sea–level rise and its impacts on society. Key Features: Book includes contributions from a range of international sea level experts Multidisciplinary Four color throughout Describes the limits of our understanding of this crucial issue as well as pointing to directions for future research The book is for everyone interested in sea–level rise and its impacts, including policy makers, research funders, scientists, students, coastal managers and engineers.