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The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand

The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands Restless Ribbons of Sand The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands is the latest volume in the series Living with the Shore Replacing an earlier volume this thoroughly new book provides a diverse guide to one of Amer

  • Title: The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands: Restless Ribbons of Sand
  • Author: Orrin H. Pilkey William J. Neal Deborah F. Pilkey Stanley R. Riggs Craig A. Webb David M. Bush
  • ISBN: 9780822322245
  • Page: 500
  • Format: Paperback
  • The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands is the latest volume in the series, Living with the Shore Replacing an earlier volume, this thoroughly new book provides a diverse guide to one of America s most popular shorelines As is true for all books in the series, it is based on the premise that understanding the changing nature of beaches and barrier islands is essThe North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands is the latest volume in the series, Living with the Shore Replacing an earlier volume, this thoroughly new book provides a diverse guide to one of America s most popular shorelines As is true for all books in the series, it is based on the premise that understanding the changing nature of beaches and barrier islands is essential if we are to preserve them for future generations Evidence that the North Carolina shore is changing is never hard to find, but recently the devastation wrought by Hurricane Fran and the perilous situation of the historic lighthouse at Cape Hatteras have reminded all concerned of the fragility of this coast Arguing for a policy of intelligent development, one in which residential and commercial structures meet rather than confront the changing nature of the shore, the authors have included practical information on hazards of many kinds storms, tides, floods, erosion, island migration, and earthquakes Diagrams and photographs clearly illustrate coastal processes and aid in understanding the impact of hurricanes and northeasters, wave and current dynamics, as well as pollution and other environmental destruction due to overdevelopment A chapter on estuaries provides related information on the shores of back barrier areas that are growing in popularity for recreational residences Risk maps focus on the natural hazards of each island and together with construction guidelines provide a basis for informed island management Lastly, the dynamics of coastal politics and management are reviewed through an analysis of the controversies over the decision to move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and a proposed effort to stabilize Oregon Inlet From the natural and historic perspective of the opening chapters to the regional discussions of individual barrier islands, this book is both a primer on coastal processes for the first time visitor as well as a guide to hazard identification for property owners.

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    About "Orrin H. Pilkey William J. Neal Deborah F. Pilkey Stanley R. Riggs Craig A. Webb David M. Bush"

    1. Orrin H. Pilkey William J. Neal Deborah F. Pilkey Stanley R. Riggs Craig A. Webb David M. Bush

      Orrin H Pilkey is James B Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, based at Western Carolina University Pilkey has written and edited many books, including, most recently, with Rob Young The Rising Sea and with Linda Pilkey Jarvis Useless Arithmetic, an indictment of mathematical models used to predict environmental change He is the author or co author of many books in the Living with the Shore book series that he co edited for Duke University Press Pilkey is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Francis Shepard Medal for excellence in Marine Geology, the Priestley Award for distinguished contributions to environmental science, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North Carolina Coastal Federation, and the Outstanding Public Service Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Pilkey lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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    1. Good information but pretty dry and technical in places. It did make me want to spend the summer exploring the NC coast, though.


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