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A celebration of the world's Barrier islands

Author: Orrin H Pilkey; Mary Edna Fraser
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2003.
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From the Carolina Outer Banks to New York's Fire Island, from Iceland to the Netherlands and Colombia to Vietnam, barrier islands protect much of the world's coastlines from the ravages of the sea.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Orrin H Pilkey; Mary Edna Fraser
ISBN: 0231119704 9780231119702
OCLC Number: 49875210
Description: xviii, 309 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Dennis roars ashore : a beneficial catastrophe --
Global picture --
American barrier island scene : hot dogs and drumsticks --
Barrier islands and human realities : awash in politics --
Delta barrier islands : that sinking feeling --
Colombia's Pacific islands : a sinking tropical paradise --
Carbonate islands : tropical permafrost --
Lagoon barriers : the quiet ones --
Icelandic islands : of fire and ice --
Arctic islands : the cold and dark ones --
False islands : things aren't what they seem to be --
Requiem for some friends.
Responsibility: by Orrin H. Pilkey ; original batiks by Mary Edna Fraser.

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Pilkey has written a highly engaging and intelligent book on the fragile beauty of the barrier islands. Library Journal A marriage of expertise and aesthetics. Charleston Post Delicate renderings of Read more...

 
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