Beaches of the South Australian Coast

A guide to their nature, characteristics, surf and safety

Andrew D. Short

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Format: paperback
355 pages
ISBN: 9780958650427
Publication: 01 Apr 2004

Beaches of the South Australian Coast and Kangaroo Island explores the beaches on the South Australian Coast, including those on Kangaroo Island and a few of the major islands.

It begins by providing a background to the physical nature and evolution of the South Australian coast and its beach systems before presenting a description of every one of the 1454 mainland beaches and 301 island beaches. Based on the physical characteristics each beach is rated in terms of the level of beach hazards from the least hazardous rated 1 (safest) to the most hazardous 10 (least safe).

Andrew Short is director of the Coastal Studies Unit at the University of Sydney.

‘The seven books in the series sponsored by the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program (ABSMP) constitute the single most comprehensive beach database in the world ... It is rare to find a treasure of scientific and technical information that is available and comprehensible to scientists and lay persons alike ... It is thus without reservation that I recommend all books in the Beaches of Australia series'
Charles W. Finkl   Journal of Coastal Research

Format: paperback
Size: 297 × 210 × 18 mm
355 pages
ISBN: 9780958650427
Publication: 01 Apr 2004