The Resource The battle for North Carolina's coast: : evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future, Stanley R. Riggs [and others], (ebook)

The battle for North Carolina's coast: : evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future, Stanley R. Riggs [and others], (ebook)

Label
The battle for North Carolina's coast: : evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future
Title
The battle for North Carolina's coast:
Title remainder
evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future
Statement of responsibility
Stanley R. Riggs [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The North Carolina barrier islands, a 325-mile-long string of narrow sand islands that forms the coast of North Carolina, are one of the most beloved areas to live and visit in the United States. However, extensive barrier island segments and their associated wetlands are in jeopardy. In The Battle for North Carolina's Coast, four experts on coastal dynamics examine issues that threaten this national treasure.According to the authors, the North Carolina barrier islands are not permanent. Rather, they are highly mobile piles of sand that are impacted by sea-level rise and major storms and hurricanes. Our present development and management policies for these changing islands are in direct conflict with their natural dynamics. Revealing the urgency of the environmental and economic problems facing coastal North Carolina, this essential book offers a hopeful vision for the coast's future if we are willing to adapt to the barriers' ongoing and natural processes. This will require a radical change in our thinking about development and new approaches to the way we visit and use the coast. Ultimately, we cannot afford to lose these unique and valuable islands of opportunity. This book is an urgent call to protect our coastal resources and preserve our coastal economy
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
551.45/7097561
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Riggs, Stanley R
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coast changes
  • Barrier islands
  • Shorelines
  • Geology, Structural
  • Paleoceanography
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The battle for North Carolina's coast: : evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future, Stanley R. Riggs [and others], (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807878071
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720031
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720031
System control number
MWT11720031
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The battle for North Carolina's coast: : evolutionary history, present crisis, and vision for the future, Stanley R. Riggs [and others], (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807878071
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720031
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720031
System control number
MWT11720031
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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