Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 77, Issue 24, page 228, 11 June 1996
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1996), Coasts, Eos Trans. AGU, 77(24), 228–228, doi:10.1029/96EO00160.(
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Coasts provide an almost endless variety of complex forms, influenced by tectonics, upland morphology, local and global climate, biology, chemistry, and the activities of man. In Coasts, Richard A. Davis reduces the complexity by classifying coasts into subtypes, such as beaches, inlets, deltas, barrier islands, and so forth. The emphasis is on the coasts of the United States, but examples from throughout the world are included. Differences within the subtypes brought about by latitude, position relative to ocean basins, upland features, and a variety of other causes are described and clearly explained.