Storm Surge: A Coastal Village Battles the Rising Atlantic
On January 2, 1987, a fierce noríeaster stalled off Cape Codís Nauset Beach. Pounding waves flattened the low dunes and a foot-high storm surge breached the fragile barrier. Tons of sand and water cascaded through the break. Overnight, the village of Chatham, Massachusetts, faced an amount of sea level rise that most coastal communities wonít face for years.
Storm Surge tells the dramatic story of the people of Chatham and how they battled to survive the sudden and unexpected disaster. It interweaves the stories of homeowners whose houses were swept away and the fishermen whose livelihoods were threatened, with the public brawls that erupted between dedicated scientists, environmental bureaucrats, law enforcement agencies, and attorneys. It puts a human face on the larger story of other coastal communities around the globe that must inevitably come to grips, as Chatham did, with the environmental impact of a changing world.
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Storm surgeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This slim book describes the effect of storm-accelerated coastal erosion on the town of Chatham, Massachusetts, and how the problem is viewed by homeowners, fishers, scientists, and engineers. Sargent ... Read full review
Review: Storm SurgeUser Review - Hannah Appleby-wineberg - Goodreads
I read "Storm Surge" as research for a book I am writing, and it certainly was helpful and interresting. William Sargent is an intelligent, informed, and entertaining writer, and he effortlessly makes ... Read full review
February 29 1992