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The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast: A Geologist Answers Questions about Sand, Storms, and Living by the Sea (Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) Paperback – May 24, 2007


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  • Series: Gulf Coast Books, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Book 11)
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press (May 24, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585445614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585445615
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #516,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast: A Geologist Answers Questions about Sand, Storms, and Living by the Sea by Rice professor John B. Anderson is required reading for any one who cares about our coast. -- Citizen's Environmental Coalition Newsletter, August 2007

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"Well organized and easy to read, the text is supported by many useful photographs, graphs, and illustrations. . . . Highly recommended."

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By George D. Klein, author, Dissensions on September 1, 2007
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Having done research years ago along the coasts of the Bay of Fundy, New Jersey, and Western Europe, my initial reaction to an announcement about this book was admittedly blasé.

However, John Anderson's book "The Formation and Future of the Upper Texas Coast" is one of the best ones dealing with coastal issues. The author has successfully written a book in which the critical science is clearly explained in layman's terms without compromising the science. Each issue is discussed on an objective, dispassionate way so that one comes away with a fuller understanding of all the ramifications of coastal issues.

The books follows a logical outline starting with a discussion of coastal processes, the historical changes of the Upper Texas Coast (from the Sabine River to Freeport, TX), the impact of sea level rise on the coast and its ramifications for the future, adjusting and dealing with coastal change, the impact of hurricanes, how to combat coastal change and coastal development. It is well illustrated with outstanding aerial photos and ground photos (many taken by the author), maps, and seismic sections, key graphs and links to critical web pages with more information.

Perhaps one of the best features of the book is that Anderson tries not to editorialize or sensationalize too much the impact of human activities on the coast. He lays out the facts, draws several conclusions, admits his biases where there may be some, and tries to present alternate viewpoints.

If you value coastal beauty, coastal environments, the coastal life style, and baseline coastal business such as the fishing industry, this is a MUST READ book. Buy it and you will like it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brooke on August 10, 2009
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This is a marvelous combination of scientific accuracy and universal readability! It details why we in Texas should stop trying to fight Mother Nature, a lesson that we repeatedly fail to learn. The photos and diagrams are pertinent and understandable, and emphasize the author's conclusions. The book should be on the shelf of anyone who lives on, works on, builds on and/or cares about the Texas coast - and could likely apply to many other coasts as well.
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By James Barrett on March 24, 2014
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Excellent reference for those interested or having property on this portion of the Texas gulf coast.
This work is by far the best reference we on this subject.
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By BK on November 27, 2012
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Very well done. Enough detail for those with understanding of geology & coastal processes, but with sufficient explanation for a wide audience. Written in a style that is easy to read. Plenty of good illustrations.
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By shellseeker on January 3, 2012
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I gave this book to my husband for Christmas. He has devoured it! We live on the Texas coast and my husband is a devout history buff so it was the perfect gift. I am so glad to have found it for him.
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