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5/17/2011 1 Chapter 12 Coasts, Beaches, and Estuaries 12.1 Major Zones Coastal area: land edge that borders the sea Width varies • Geography • Climate • Vegetation Social customs and culture Shore: outer limit of wave action on the bottom to the limit of the waves’ direct influence on land the waves direct influence on land Beach: accumulation of sand or gravel that occupies part of the shore CO 12 Fig. 12.1a Fig. 12.1c Fig. 12.2b
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