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The battle for North Carolina's coast : evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future

Author: Stanley R Riggs
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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According to the authors, the North Carolina barrier islands are not permanent. Rather, they are highly mobile piles of sand that are impacted by sea-level rise and major storms and hurricanes. Our present development and management policies for these changing islands are in direct conflict with their natural dynamics. Revealing the urgency of the environmental and economic problems facing coastal North Carolina,  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley R Riggs
ISBN: 9780807834862 0807834866 9780807878071 0807878073
OCLC Number: 668197714
Description: xvi, 142 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Why is there a coastal conflict? --
North Carolina's coastal system --
The ice ages and postglacial sea-level rise --
Storms and coastal systems --
The modern ocean shoreline system --
Formation of the modern coastal system --
What is at risk? --
Human modification of barrier island dynamics --
Adaptation to coastal change --
Concluding thoughts.
Responsibility: Stanley R. Riggs [and others].

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