Living with the Chesapeake Bay and Virginia's Ocean Shores

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Duke University Press, 1989 - Business & Economics - 236 pages
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This volume in the Living with the Shore series provides practical and specific information on the status of the nation's coast and useful guidelines that enable residents, visitors, and investors to live with and enjoy the shore without costly and futile struggles against the forces of nature.
 

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Contents

The dynamic coast
1
a cause of shore erosion
7
Coastal flooding
14
Impacts of storms on shorelines
20
stabilizing the unstable
43
A philosophy of shoreline conservation
71
Northampton and Accomack
78
upper Queen Annes Kent
87
Northumberland Lancaster
103
facing the sea
150
Federal programs
156
Building or buying a house near the shore
166
pole or stilt houses
173
limiting their mobility
186
Useful references
204
Index
228

Harford Baltimore and upper
93

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Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University

Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University

Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University

Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University

Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University

Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University

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