Beaches in Space and Time features a section on the most beautiful and interesting beaches in the world, and is the ideal book for anyone who wants to learn more about them. Written by a world-renowned expert on beaches, the book covers a wide range of topics, including the geology, hydrodynamics, sedimentation, coastal engineering, and economics of beaches. The book also delves into core information regarding hydrodynamics, sediment transport, and beach nourishment. The profusion and variety of illustrations from around the entire globe offer a unique perspective on coastal life, and even the many recreational, sports, and military uses of beaches are included.
Dr. Richard A. Davis Jr. was a professor of geology at the University of South Florida until 2005. He is now an emeritus distinguished university professor at USF and visiting professor/research associate at Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas. His area of specialization is coastal geology with emphasis on beaches, barrier islands, and tidal inlets. He has written/edited 20 books and about 150 journal articles on topics of oceanography, coastal geology, stratigraphy, and sedimentology. He has been a visiting professor in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, and Germany. And he speaks and teaches workshops at universities all over the world. He holds the Shepard Medal in Marine Geology.