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Against the tide : the battle for America's beaches

Author: Cornelia Dean
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Against the Tide offers a passionate yet evenhanded account of the crisis facing America's beaches - and what we must do to protect them." "With harrowing accounts of natural disasters, lucid explanations of the physics of the beach and coastal ecology, reports of unwise construction, and a clear-eyed elucidation of public policy and conservation issues, this book illustrates in rich detail the conflicting  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cornelia Dean
ISBN: 0231084188 9780231084185
OCLC Number: 40267776
Description: xiv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: September, remember --
The great beach --
Armor --
Unkind cuts --
Unnatural appetite --
Cause and effect --
The big one --
Clues --
Constituency of ignorance --
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The science editor of the New York Times issues a call to arms for beach lovers and environmentalists in a beautifully written book that covers the science as well as the hubris-filled history of  Read more...


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Against the Tide flashes like a metaphorical lighthouse to warn scientists, policymakers, and the public about the state of the shoreline. -- Tom Drake Science Entertaining and thoroughly thought Read more...

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