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Product Description: With so many cities located on shorelines and tidal estuaries, there are few more urgent topics than this. Taking a global perspective through the lens of case studies from around the world, this book analyzes the problems faced in shoreline stabilization.
By Orrin H. Pilkey (editor)

Hardcover:

9789400741225 | Springer Verlag, June 5, 2012, cover price $209.00 | About this edition: At the coast all is not what it seems.

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9789400793606 | Reprint edition (Springer Verlag, July 18, 2014), cover price $209.00 | About this edition: With so many cities located on shorelines and tidal estuaries, there are few more urgent topics than this.

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Product Description: Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Orrin Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork...read more

Hardcover:

9780231132121 | Columbia Univ Pr, February 2, 2007, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Noted coastal geologist Orrin Pilkey and environmental scientist Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show that the quantitative mathematical models policy makers and government administrators use to form environmental policies are seriously flawed.

Paperback:

9780231132138 | Columbia Univ Pr, July 1, 2009, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Writing for the general, nonmathematician reader and using examples from throughout the environmental sciences, Orrin Pilkey and Linda Pilkey-Jarvis show how unquestioned faith in mathematical models can blind us to the hard data and sound judgment of experienced scientific fieldwork.

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From Amelia Island just south of Georgia to Key West’s southern tip, beaches are one of Florida’s greatest assets. Yet these beaches are in danger: rapid structural development on a highly erodible coast make them vulnerable to some of nature’s greatest storms. The same development that has been driven by the attraction of beautiful beaches and coastal amenities now threatens those very resources. In turn, coastal structures are at risk from sea-level rise, shoreline retreat, winter storms, and hurricanes. Most of the methods for reducing losses associated with storms protect property only in the short term—at a growing cost in dollars and loss of natural habitat in the long term.Living with Florida’s Atlantic Beaches is a guide to mitigating or reducing losses of property, human life, and natural resources by living with, rather than just at, the shore. This illustrated volume provides an introduction to coastal processes and geology as well as a brief history of coastal hazards and short-sighted human responses. This is the first volume in the Living with the Shore series to discuss the significant long-term impact of dredge-and-fill beach construction on living marine resources. Guidance is provided for long-term risk reduction in the form of tips on storm-resistant construction and site evaluation; maps for evaluating relative vulnerability to hazards are also included. A brief review of coastal regulations will help property owners understand and navigate the various permit requirements for developing coastal property. Living with Florida’s Atlantic Beaches is an invaluable source of information for everyone from the curious beach visitor to the community planner, from the prudent property investor to the decision-making public official.

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9780822332510 | Duke Univ Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $94.95

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9780822332893 | Duke Univ Pr, May 1, 2004, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: From Amelia Island just south of Georgia to Key West’s southern tip, beaches are one of Florida’s greatest assets.

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Three leading coastal geologists provide a guidebook to North Carolina beach characteristics created specifically to enhance trips to the beach for tourists and residents. Original. (view table of contents)

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9780807855102 | Univ of North Carolina Pr, March 1, 2004, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Three leading coastal geologists provide a guidebook to North Carolina beach characteristics created specifically to enhance trips to the beach for tourists and residents.

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A tribute to the barrier islands of the world invites awareness and conservation efforts, surveys their constantly changing nature, and is complemented by 185 original pieces of batik artwork. (view table of contents)

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9780231119702 | Columbia Univ Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: A tribute to the barrier islands of the world invites awareness and conservation efforts, surveys their constantly changing nature, and is complemented by 185 original pieces of batik artwork.

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Product Description: The Gulf coast of Florida and Alabama is a fragile combination of barrier islands, low-lying marshes, and highly erodable mainland shores. In addition to sea-level rise, winter storms, and altered sediment supplies, hurricanes frequently damage or destroy the human developments and infrastructures that line this coast...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By David M. Bush (editor), Luciana Slomp Esteves (editor), Norma J. Longo (editor), William J. Neal (editor) and Orrin H. Pilkey (editor)

Hardcover:

9780822325338 | Duke Univ Pr, August 1, 2001, cover price $94.95 | About this edition: The Gulf coast of Florida and Alabama is a fragile combination of barrier islands, low-lying marshes, and highly erodable mainland shores.

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Product Description: The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands is the latest volume in the series, Living with the Shore. Replacing an earlier volume, this thoroughly new book provides a diverse guide to one of America’s most popular shorelines...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780822322085 | Subsequent edition (Duke Univ Pr, October 1, 1998), cover price $94.95 | About this edition: The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands is the latest volume in the series, Living with the Shore.

Provides an examination of the impact of coastal processes on developed areas, and the ways in which the Army Corps of Engineers has attempted to manage erosion along the United States coastline

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9781559634380 | Island Pr, May 1, 1996, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: Provides an examination of the impact of coastal processes on developed areas, and the ways in which the Army Corps of Engineers has attempted to manage erosion along the United States coastline

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9781559634397 | Reprint edition (Island Pr, February 1, 1998), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Provides an examination of the impact of coastal processes on developed areas, and the ways in which the Army Corps of Engineers has attempted to manage erosion along the United States coastline

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Product Description: Facing two oceans and three seas, Alaska’s coastline stretches through bays, fjords, and around islands for 45,000 miles. Living with the Coast of Alaska, a new volume in the Living with the Shore series, is a user’s guide for both present and future inhabitants of Alaska...read more

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9780822320197 | Duke Univ Pr, January 1, 1998, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Facing two oceans and three seas, Alaska’s coastline stretches through bays, fjords, and around islands for 45,000 miles.

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Product Description: Living by the Rules of the Sea is a primer for people living along the nation’s coastlines, those considering moving to the coast, or those who want a greater understanding of the risks and dangers posed by living at the seacoast...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780822318019 | Duke Univ Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Living by the Rules of the Sea is a primer for people living along the nation’s coastlines, those considering moving to the coast, or those who want a greater understanding of the risks and dangers posed by living at the seacoast.

Paperback:

9780822317968 | Duke Univ Pr, October 1, 1996, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Living by the Rules of the Sea is a primer for people living along the nation’s coastlines, those considering moving to the coast, or those who want a greater understanding of the risks and dangers posed by living at the seacoast.

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Product Description: Living with the South Carolina Coast is the latest volume in the Living with the Shore series that comprehensively investigates the status of a specific state’s coastal region. Completely revising a previously published work in the series that dealt with South Carolina, this book not only brings up-to-date a wealth of information on migrating shorelines, selection of building sites, and pertinent regulations, but also reflects an expanded concept of the coast to include a broad range of coastal hazards...read more

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9780822318156 | Duke Univ Pr, November 1, 1996, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Living with the South Carolina Coast is the latest volume in the Living with the Shore series that comprehensively investigates the status of a specific state’s coastal region.

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Product Description: Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Short Courses in Geology Series, Volume 2. Two major phenomena are making coastal land loss an immediate problem for society. The first of these is the "rush to the shore"—the intense development of coastal areas since World War II...read more
By International Geological Congress 1989 (other contributor) and Orrin H. Pilkey (editor)

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9780875907017 | Amer Geophysical Union, June 1, 1989, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Short Courses in Geology Series, Volume 2.

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Product Description: Maine is known for its rockbound coast and pristine shoreline. Yet there is more to this shore than rocky cliffs. This book describes the origin of the more common "soft coast" of eroding bluffs, sand beaches, and salt marshes. A central theme is the formation of the present shoreline during the current ongoing rise in sea level and the ways in which coastal residents can best cope with the changes to come...read more

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9780822308645 | Duke Univ Pr, February 1, 1989, cover price $74.95 | About this edition: Maine is known for its rockbound coast and pristine shoreline.

Paperback:

9780822308850 | Duke Univ Pr, February 1, 1989, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Maine is known for its rockbound coast and pristine shoreline.

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9780918985712 | Sepm Society for Sedimentary, December 1, 1987, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Book by

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Product Description: More than one transplanted Floridian has paid $150,000 for a beautiful condominium with a sea view only to learn that, to keep the building from becoming part of the view, considerable additional money must be spent to build and repair seawalls or to pump up new beaches by dredging sand from offshore...read more
By Orrin H. Pilkey (contributor)

Hardcover:

9780822305149 | Duke Univ Pr, February 1, 1985, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: More than one transplanted Floridian has paid $150,000 for a beautiful condominium with a sea view only to learn that, to keep the building from becoming part of the view, considerable additional money must be spent to build and repair seawalls or to pump up new beaches by dredging sand from offshore.

Paperback:

9780822305156 | Duke Univ Pr, October 1, 1984, cover price $23.95

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Product Description: Nowhere in America is there a more beautiful, more varied, or more endangered shoreline than in Louisiana. Because of its setting at the mouth of the Mississippi River, Louisiana differs from other coastal states. In addition to long stretches of sandy beach there are 12,000 square miles of marsh along the coast...read more

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9780822305194 | Duke Univ Pr, September 1, 1984, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Nowhere in America is there a more beautiful, more varied, or more endangered shoreline than in Louisiana.

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Explains the intricacies of shoreline erosion, tells how construction projects can cause the destruction of beaches, and discusses the ecological aspects of shore home design, construction, and siting

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9780442277185 | Van Nostrand Reinhold, November 1, 1983, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: Explains the intricacies of shoreline erosion, tells how construction projects can cause the destruction of beaches, and discusses the ecological aspects of shore home design, construction, and siting

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Product Description: Book by Pilkey, Orrin H.

Paperback:

9780822305484 | 2nd edition (Duke Univ Pr, November 1, 1982), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Book by Pilkey, Orrin H.

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