Author: Lena Lencek
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Size: 39.87 MB
Format: PDF
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The authors of "The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth" are back with a breathtaking visual companion. From moody, craggy coastlines to serene swatches of turquoise water and white sand, "Beaches" is a photographic survey of the allure of paradise on Earth. Color photos throughout.

Bananas Beaches And Bases

Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520229129
Size: 61.19 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 398
New analysis of international politics.

Beaches Blood And Ballots

Author: James Patterson Smith
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604735932
Size: 35.98 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred there during the civil rights movement. Newly opened by court order, documents from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission's secret files enhance this riveting memoir written by a major civil rights figure in Mississippi. He joined his friends and allies Aaron Henry and the martyred Medgar Evers to combat injustices in one of the nation's most notorious bastions of segregation. In Mississippi, the civil rights struggle began in May 1959 with "w

Estuarine Beaches

Author: K.F. Nordstrom
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781851667284
Size: 77.32 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The purpose of this book is to supply the background needed to structure research on estuarine beach resources and provide the basis for a program for informed management. The book is a synthesis of data on physical, biological, and human processes.

Beaches Of Wells

Author: Hope M. Shelley
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738512570
Size: 34.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Long before Maine became known as Vacationland in the 1890s, Wells beckoned promoters and guests from the inland cities of New England. During the 1850s and 1870s two grand hotels, complete with entertainment centers, accommodated these visitors. By 1885 the hotels had been destroyed by fires, but they were replaced with smaller boarding houses and private cottages. Beginning with the wealthy mill owners and industrialists and then expanding to include the working class, Wells' tourist industry has thrived for more than a century. Summer visitors have experienced Wells' multitude of natural resources. Miles of beach, rock-bound coast, and refreshing seabreezes beckon vacationers to return annually. In turn, Wells' economy, landscape, and development has catered to the needs of both these visitors and the year-round residents.

Beaches And Dunes Of Developed Coasts

Author: Karl F. Nordstrom
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521545761
Size: 68.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Volume on coastal management aimed at consulting engineers, research scientists, developers and students.


Author: J. Hardisty
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780044452195
Size: 78.60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book places research into worldwide beach environments in its geomorphological context. Having introduced the systems approach to environmental modelling, and identified the groups of processes operating on beaches, the text is structured in five parts: the first three sections provide a sequential account of the effects of these processes on the beach system; part four focuses on theory relevant to landform stability, then reviews existing empirical, analytical and numerical models; and the final section introduces a computer model and shows its application to the process functions developed earlier.

Beaches Of The Big Island

Author: John R. K. Clark
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824809768
Size: 27.30 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes the facilities, history, activities, and scenery at the beaches and coastal parks of Hawaii Island

Living With Florida S Atlantic Beaches

Author: David M. Bush
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822332893
Size: 25.25 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Saving America S Beaches

Author: Scott L. Douglass
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812776907
Size: 11.26 MB
Format: PDF
View: 4967
This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how OC works of manOCO have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can be done to save the beaches for future generations of Americans. A three-part prescription for healthy beaches is proposed: OC backing offOCO, OC bypassing sandOCO, and OC beach nourishmentOCO. So if you love waves and beaches, and care about the future of your favorite beach spot, then read this book while you enjoy the beach."