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The Pacific Northwest Coast: Living with the Shores of Washington and Oregon (Living with the Shore)

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While the coast of the Pacific Northwest becomes populated with houses, condominiums, motels, and restaurants, its beaches and cliffs continue to be altered by ocean currents and winter storms. A companion volume to Living with the Shore of Puget Sound and the Georgia Strait, The Pacific Northwest Coast serves as a source of information about the coast of the Pacific Northwest, its geological setting, the natural responses of beaches and cliffs to ocean processes, and the ever-present problem of erosion.

In this guide, Paul D. Komar, one of the nation’s leading coastal oceanographers, examines the lessons taught by ages of geological and cultural history. With explanations of the area’s geological evolution, including natural shoreline erosion and sea-cliff landsliding, Komar details human interaction with the coast: erosion caused by early settlers, the development and destruction of Bayocean Spit, the disastrous effects caused by the 1982–1983 El Niño, and the notorious failure of a construction project on the picturesqueæbut unstableæbluffs at Jump-Off Joe. Emphasizing the actual and potential harm to human projects and to the natural heritage of the coast, Komar provides the knowledge necessary for finding a safe home near the shore while preserving the beauty that draws us to it.

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How to cope with natural disasters on the Washington and Oregon coast, part of the Living with the Shore Series.

Synopsis:

While the coast of the Pacific Northwest becomes ever more populated and developed, its beaches and cliffs continue to be altered by ocean currents and winter storms. Coastal oceanographer Paul Komar reminds readers of the area's geological and cultural history and the ever-present problem of erosion. He issues an urgent call for changes in shoreline management and attitudes toward development. 41 figures. 20 maps. 112 photos.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-191) and index.

About the Author

Paul D. Komar is Professor of Oceanography at Oregon State University. He is the author of Beach Processes and Sedimentation and the editor of Handbook of Coastal Processes and Erosion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822320203
Editor:
Pilkey, Orrin H.
Editor:
Neal, William J.
Editor:
Pilkey, Orrin H.
Author:
Komar
Author:
Komar, Paul
Author:
Pilkey, Deborah F.
Author:
Komar, Paul D.
Author:
Neal, William J.
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Location:
Durham :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Engineering - Hydraulic
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Northwest Coast of North America
Subject:
Coast changes
Subject:
Shore protection
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Hydraulics
Subject:
Shore protection -- Washington (State)
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Living with the Shore
Series Volume:
104-788
Publication Date:
19980231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
112 bandw photographs, 41 figures, 20 ma
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
9.30x5.81x.60 in. .70 lbs.

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How to cope with natural disasters on the Washington and Oregon coast, part of the Living with the Shore Series.
"Synopsis" by , While the coast of the Pacific Northwest becomes ever more populated and developed, its beaches and cliffs continue to be altered by ocean currents and winter storms. Coastal oceanographer Paul Komar reminds readers of the area's geological and cultural history and the ever-present problem of erosion. He issues an urgent call for changes in shoreline management and attitudes toward development. 41 figures. 20 maps. 112 photos.
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