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20 Jan 2000 0750642815 978-0750642811 2nd Revised edition
Completely revised and updated for its second edition, this volume belongs to the "Open University" series on oceanography. It is designed so that it can be read on its own or studied as part of the Open University third-level course, S330 Oceanography. The book begins by describing the characteristics of waves and tides, and their behaviour in shallow water. After outlining the sources of sediment supply to the oceans, some theoretical aspects of sediment movement and deposition by currents are considered. After looking at wave action in the littoral zone, the interplay of tidal currents, river flow and wave action in estuaries and deltas are explored. The final chapter provides an overview of shelf processes. This is a vital book for all oceanography undergraduate students worldwide. With easy to use question and answer format, it features full colour illustrations throughout. It is 35-40 per cent revised and extended from 1st edition.

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  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd; 2nd Revised edition edition (20 Jan 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0750642815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0750642811
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 21.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 406,161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Waves Tides and Shallow Water Processes is a superb text for explaining clearly the complicated processes of geophysical fluid dynamics.' Dr David L Porter, John Hopkins University

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4.0 out of 5 stars Technical but informative 6 Sep 2003
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Having read this book for the OU course it was compulsory! Like all OU books it takes you through the theory and explains things in laymans terms.
The questions aren't always easy but its not a particularly easy subject. Ideal if you want to go to University to study Oceanography & you want an idea of what you are in for!
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