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Living with the South Carolina shore

Author: William J Neal
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1984.
Series: Living with the shore.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William J Neal
ISBN: 0822305224 9780822305224 0822305240 9780822305248
OCLC Number: 10022657
Description: xiii, 205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 16 x 24 cm.
Contents: A coastal perspective: Barrier islands --
First settlements --
First resorts --
Hurricane history --
Northeasters --
Shoreline dynamics: Barrier islands: origins and movement --
Rise in sea level --
Erosion --
The size and shape of South Carolina barrier islands --
Mainland coast, delta, barrier with sand dune ridges --
Environments --
Beaches (sand, seashells, development, erosion) --
Shoreline engineering: Beach replenishment --
Groins and jetties --
Seawalls --
Selecting a site on South Carolina's barrier islands: Stability indicators --
Terrain and elevation, vegetation, seashells, soil profiles --
Island environments: primary dunes, dune fields, overwash fans, grasslands, inlets, maritime forest, thicket and shrub areas, marshes --
Water supply and disposal --
Finger canals --
Escape routes --
Individual island analyses with high-, moderate- and low-risk zones: Horry County --
Georgetown County --
Charleston County --
Colleton County --
Beaufort County --
Jasper County --
Coastal land use and the law in South Carolina: The SC Coastal Zone Program --
National Flood Insurance Program --
Water quality and waste disposal --
Building codes --
Mobile-home regulations --
Coastal Barrier Resources Act --
Building or buying a house near the beach: Coastal realty vs. coastal reality --
The structure: concept of balanced risk --
Coastal forces: design requirements: hurricane winds, storm surge, hurricane waves, barometric pressure change --
House selection --
Stilt houses --
An existing house: what to look for, where to improve --
Geographic location --
How well built is the house? --
High-rise buildings: the urban shore --
Modular-unit construction: prefabricating the urban shore --
Hurricane checklist --
A guide to federal, state, and local agencies involved in coastal development.
Series Title: Living with the shore.
Responsibility: William J. Neal [and others].

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