Against the Tide: The Battle for America's Beaches

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Columbia University Press, Jan 22, 2005 - Science - 296 pages
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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 Americans' efforts to hold back the sea.

 

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Beachfront property is some of the most desirable real estate in the world, and some of the least stable. It’s the nature of ocean beaches and barrier islands to move, and the nature of people who ... Read full review

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For anyone who takes their summer holidays at the shoreline for granted. I live near the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and I'm watching the beaches change before my eyes (or should I say disappear?) Read full review

Contents

September Remember
1
The Great Beach
15
Armor
36
Unkind Cuts
69
Unnatural Appetite
92
Cause and Effect
120
The Big One
134
Clues
155
Constituency of Ignorance
181
For Sale
210
Epilogue
235
Notes
241
Bibliography
251
Index
267
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Cornelia Dean is science editor of the New York Times, where she writes frequently on coastal issues. She is also heard regularly on WQEW and WQXR's "Health Times."


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