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Everything you need to know about coastal engineering -- international compendium published

World Scientific


IMAGE: The "International Compendium of Coastal Engineering " was edited by Shinji Sato (The University of Tokyo, Japan), and Masahiko Isobe (Kochi University of Technology, Japan). view more

Credit: World Scientific, 2015

Coastal and Ocean Engineers can now look forward to new research reading material compiled in a single compendium.

Published by World Scientific, the "International Compendium of Coastal Engineering" aims to provide a comprehensive overview of Coastal Engineering from basic theory to engineering practice. Editors Shinji Sato (University of Tokyo, Japan) and Masahiko Isobe (Kochi University of Technology, Japan) gathered renowned worldwide authorities in the field, each contributing a portion specific to his area of expertise. The topics are of recent deep concern all over the world motivated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Hurricane Katrina, 2011 Tohoku Earthquake Tsunami and other natural disasters.

The chapters within the compendium provide a basic understanding of the theories behind the diverse natural phenomena within the coastal areas, such as waves, tsunamis and sediment transport. They also introduce various coastal conservation technologies such as coastal structures and beach nourishment. Researchers can expect coastal zone management practices in the USA, Europe, and Japan to be dealt with. Each chapter is self-standing and readers can begin from any topic depending on their interest.

This 532 page volume is sold in major book stores at US$150 / £99 for the hardcover. More information on the book can be found at


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