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The Beaches Are Moving: The Drowning of America’s Shoreline
by Wallace Kaufman and Orrin H. Pilkey Jr.
series edited by William J. Neal
Duke University Press, 1983
Paper: 978-0-8223-0574-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8223-8294-2
Library of Congress Classification GB460.A2K38 1983
Dewey Decimal Classification 333.9170974

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Our beaches are eroding, sinking, washing out right under our houses, hotels, bridges; vacation dreamlands become nightmare scenes of futile revetments, fills, groins, what have you—all thrown up in a frantic defense against the natural system. The romantic desire to live on the seashore is in doomed conflict with an age-old pattern of beach migration. Yet it need not be so. Conservationist Wallace Kaufman teams up with marine geologist Orrin H. Pilkey Jr., in an evaluation of America's beaches from coast to coast, giving sound advice on how to judge a safe beach development from a dangerous one and how to live at the shore sensibly and safely.

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