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The Beaches Are Moving: The Drowning of America's Shoreline (Living with the Shore)

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Our beaches are eroding, sinking, washing out right under our houses, hotels, bridges; vacation dreamlands become nightmare scenes of futile revetments, fills, groins, what have you—all thrown up in a frantic defense against the natural system. The romantic desire to live on the seashore is in doomed conflict with an age-old pattern of beach migration. Yet it need not be so. Conservationist Wallace Kaufman teams up with marine geologist Orrin H. Pilkey Jr., in an evaluation of America's beaches from coast to coast, giving sound advice on how to judge a safe beach development from a dangerous one and how to live at the shore sensibly and safely.

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Our beaches are eroding, sinking, washing out right under our houses, hotels, bridges; vacation dreamlands become nightmare scenes of futile revetments, fills, groins, what have you--all thrown up in a frantic defense against the natural system.

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ISBN:
9780822305743
Author:
Kaufman, Wallace
Author:
Pilkey, Orrin H.
Author:
Pilkey, Deborah F.
Author:
Kaufman
Author:
Neal, William J.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham, N.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Real Estate
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Beaches
Subject:
Coast changes
Subject:
Shorelines
Subject:
Coast changes -- United States.
Subject:
Real Estate - General
Subject:
Beaches -- United States.
Subject:
Business; Real Estate
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Living with the Shore
Series Volume:
#02
Publication Date:
19840131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
335
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in

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