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Fast Changing Coast

"The coast as we know it today represents one of the youngest elements of the Earth's crust. Most of the coast we see now goes back only a few thousand years; the total history of the Earth covers about 5 billion years. The coast represents one of the fastest changing parts of the Earth's surface." (Excerpt from THE EVOLVING COAST by Richard A. Davis, Jr., published by Scientific American Library, 1997, pg. 64)

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