Just seconds from the ocean : coastal living in the wake of Katrina / William Sargent

Author(s): Sargent, William, 1946-
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Subjects: Coast changes--United States
Coastal zone management--United States
Hurricane Katrina, 2005--Environmental aspects
Hurricanes--United States
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Hanover : University Press of New England, c2007
LC Classification: G, GB
Notes: LCCN: 2007041721
ISBN: 9781584656890 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1584656891 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-137) and index
Contents: The problem: coastal erosion, global warming, and hurricanes -- Coastal erosion: Cape Cod -- Hurricanes: too much of a good thing -- New Orleans -- The big one: 2005 -- New Orleans: the city too big for its breaches -- First decisions -- "All the king's horses and all the king's men": -- Donald Powell, Spring 2006 -- Shrimpin' the full moon tide -- Up the coast: the great Miami hurricane, September 18, 1926 -- Florida today -- Cayo Costa, May 20, 2006 -- "Our town": Ipswich, Massachusetts, May 9-22, 2006 -- Legalities: Topsail Island, North Carolina, June 5, 2006 -- The Ash Wednesday storm, New Jersey, March 5-8, 1962 -- The Big Apple: the 1938 hurricane, New York -- A tale of two cities: Galveston and Indianola, the 1900 storm -- Beach renourishment: instant gratification? -- The future -- Rearranging deck chairs?: July 2006 -- Monday night football: the case for optimism, September 24, 2006 -- Just seconds from the ocean: Codfish Park, Nantucket
Physical Description: xiv, 142 p. : maps ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 176860946
ISBN/ISSN: 9781584656890
1584656891

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