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The Resource The last beach, Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

The last beach, Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper

Label
The last beach
Title
The last beach
Statement of responsibility
Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Last Beach is an urgent call to save the world's beaches while there is still time. The geologists Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper sound the alarm in this frank assessment of our current relationship with beaches and their grim future if we do not change the way we understand and treat our irreplaceable shores. Combining case studies and anecdotes from around the world, they argue that many of the world's developed beaches, including some in Florida and in Spain, are virtually doomed and that we must act immediately to save imperiled beaches. After explaining beaches as dynamic ecosystems, Pilkey and Cooper assess the harm done by dense oceanfront development accompanied by the construction of massive seawalls to protect new buildings from a shoreline that encroaches as sea levels rise. They discuss the toll taken by sand mining, trash that washes up on beaches, and pollution, which has contaminated not only the water but also, surprisingly, the sand. Acknowledging the challenge of reconciling our actions with our love of beaches, the geologists offer suggestions for reversing course, insisting that given the space, beaches can take care of themselves and provide us with multiple benefits."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pilkey, Orrin H.
Dewey number
363.700914/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GB451.2
LC item number
.P55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cooper, J. A. G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beaches
  • Seashore ecology
  • Beaches
  • Seashore ecology
Label
The last beach, Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end is nigh! -- Selling the family silver : beach-sand mining -- Indefensible : hard structures on soft sand -- Patch-up jobs : beach replenishment -- The plastisphere : trash on the beach -- Tar balls and magic pipes -- Stuck in a rut : driving on the beach -- The enemy within : beach pollution -- The international dimension of beach destruction -- The end is here
Control code
ocn872620259
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xviii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780822357988
Lccn
2014015437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024286335
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822358091
  • (OCoLC)872620259
Label
The last beach, Orrin H. Pilkey and J. Andrew G. Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The end is nigh! -- Selling the family silver : beach-sand mining -- Indefensible : hard structures on soft sand -- Patch-up jobs : beach replenishment -- The plastisphere : trash on the beach -- Tar balls and magic pipes -- Stuck in a rut : driving on the beach -- The enemy within : beach pollution -- The international dimension of beach destruction -- The end is here
Control code
ocn872620259
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xviii, 237 pages
Isbn
9780822357988
Lccn
2014015437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024286335
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780822358091
  • (OCoLC)872620259

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