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This shrinking land : climate change and Britain's coasts. / Duck, Robert.

Dundee : Dundee University Press, 2011. 208 p.

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Duck, R 2011, This shrinking land: climate change and Britain's coasts. Dundee University Press, Dundee.

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Duck R. This shrinking land: climate change and Britain's coasts. Dundee: Dundee University Press, 2011. 208 p.

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Duck, Robert / This shrinking land : climate change and Britain's coasts.

Dundee : Dundee University Press, 2011. 208 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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N2 - The oceans are the graveyards of the lands. Lands become eaten away by the action of the seas and it is no surprise to find that most of the world’s shorelines are in a state of erosion. The fringes of Britain, the cliffs and beaches are shrinking, disappearing back into the surrounding sea. But why? Is climate change quickening the process, are our homes and villages, our towns, at risk? This book examines how the British coast is changing and why – and what is being done to protect us all. Are we doing enough about it? Can we do anything about it? Should we be doing anything more about it than we are doing already? Should we abandon vulnerable towns and villages to the sea as did our forebears and relocate coastal settlements inland? These are some of the tricky, thorny and potentially emotive questions that this book explores. Blending contemporary earth science and societal themes with the historical and cultural records and, for good measure, just a hint of myth and romance for seasoning, 'This Shrinking Land' is a fascinating study of the future of Britain’s coasts on the basis of the past. With more than 100 images and figures, many in colour, this is a stunning book.<br/><br/>

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