See also:part of the
See also:land which meets the
See also:sea in a
See also:line of more or less
See also:form . The word is sometimes applied to the
See also:bank of a
See also:river or lake, and sometimes to a region (cf . Gold
See also:Coast, Coromandel Coast) which may include the hinterland . If the coast-line runs parallel to a
See also:mountain range, such as the
See also:Andes, it has usually a more regular form than when, as in the rias coast of west
See also:Brittany, it crosses the crustal folds . Again, a recently elevated coast is more regular than one that has been long exposed to
See also:action . A recently depressed coast will show the irregularities that were impressed upon the
See also:surface before submergence . Wave erosion and the action of marine currents are the chief agents in coast sculpture . A coast of homogeneous
See also:rock exposed to similar action will
See also:present a regular outline, but if exposed to
See also:differential action it will be embayed where that action is greatest . A coast consisting of rocks of unequal hardness or of unequal structure will present headlands, " stacks " and " needles " of hard rocks, and bays of softer or more loosely aggregated rocks, when the wave and current action is similar throughout . The
See also:shore-line of the Isle of
See also:Wight and the western coast of
See also:Wales are
See also:simple examples of this differential resistance . In
See also:time the coast becomes " mature " and its outline undergoes little
See also:change as it gradually recedes, for the hard rock being now more exposed is worn away faster, but the softer rock more slowly because it is protected in the bays and re-entrants .
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