- Series: Living with the Shore
- Hardcover: 344 pages
- Publisher: Duke University Press Books (October 13, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0822322080
- ISBN-13: 978-0822322085
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,623,142 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The book sounds a wake-up call for a far larger audience than the informed environmentalists who have long argued for a policy of intelligent development along this nation's fragile coasts. This call is one that should be heeded by all North Carolinians."
--"The Sanford Herald "(Sanford, NC)
"In "The North Carolina Shore and its Barrier Islands," the authors argue for a policy of intelligent development-one in which residential and commercial structures adapt to, rather than confront, the changing nature of the shore. They include practical information on the numerous hazards of the region. . . use diagrams and photographs to clearly illustrate coastal processes and the effects of hurricanes and northeasters, [and] provide risk maps. . . . Finally, they review the dynamics of coastal politics and management through an analysis of the controversies over the decision to move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and a proposed effort to stabilize Oregon Inlet."
--Natural Hazards Observer
"Some 20 years ago several of these authors wrote a book on North Carolina coast hazards and ways to reduce vulnerability (followed by 20 books for other coastal regions). This book represents an update to include the effects of recent storms on the coastline, the improved understanding of barrier island dynamics, and also newer building protection procedures. Graphic descriptions of storm damage are shown, followed by a mile-by-mile status of the barrier islands with detailed risk assessment. The book concludes with protection procedures. This book is for the most part nontechnical and will appeal to those interested in the hazards of coastal living."
--"Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society"
About the Author
Orrin H. Pilkey Jr. is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University.
William J. Neal is Professor of Geology at Grand Valley State University.
Stanley R. Riggs is Professor of Marine Geology at East Carolina University.
Craig A. Webb is a research assistant in the Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences at Duke University.
David M. Bush is Associate Professor of Geology at State University of West Georgia.
Deborah F. Pilkey is a graduate student in the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mechanics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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