Living with the Georgia Shore

In Georgia, as elsewhere in the United States, the future of the shore is in doubt as recreational and residential development demands increase. This book provides guidelines for living with the shore, as opposed to simply living on it.

Living with the Georgia Shore

Living with the Georgia Shore

The wide sandy beaches, quiet maritime forests, and vast Spartina marshes of the natural Georgia coast create a most spectacular, albeit gentle, Southern beauty. Casual visitors and longtime residents alike have been charmed by this special place. Living with the Georgia Shore provides an essential reference and guide for residents, visitors, developers, planners, and all who are concerned with the conditions and future of Georgia's coastal zone. Recounting the human and natural history of the islands, the authors look in particular at the phenomenon of coastal erosion and the implications of various responses to this process. In Georgia, as elsewhere in the United States, the future of the shore is in doubt as recreational and residential development demands increase. This book provides guidelines for living with the shore, as opposed to simply living on it. The former requires planning and a wise choice of property or house site. The latter ignores the potential hazards unique to coastal life and may make inadequate allowance for the dramatic changes that can occur on any sandy ocean shore. Living with the Georgia Shore includes an introduction to each of the Georgia isles, an overview of federal and state coastal land-use regulations, pointers on buying and building at the shore, a hurricane preparation checklist, a history of recent hurricanes in Georgia, an extensive annotated bibliography, and a guide to government agencies and private groups involved in issues of coastal development.

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Living with the Georgia Shore
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Tonya D. Clayton, National Audubon Society
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Duke University Press

The wide sandy beaches, quiet maritime forests, and vast Spartina marshes of the natural Georgia coast create a most spectacular, albeit gentle, Southern beauty. Casual visitors and longtime residents alike have been charmed by this special place. Living with the Georgia Shore provides an essential reference and guide for residents,
Living with the Shore of Puget Sound and the Georgia Strait
Language: en
Pages: 165
Authors: Thomas Terich, National Audubon Society
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987 - Publisher: Duke University Press

This volume in the Living with the Shore series provides practical and specific information on the status of the nation’s coast and useful guidelines that enable residents, visitors, and investors to live with and enjoy the shore without costly and futile struggles against the forces of nature.
Living with the Puerto Rico Shore
Language: en
Pages: 193
Authors: David M. Bush
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Duke University Press

In this, the eighteenth title in Duke University Press's Living With the Shore series, the authors present a "user's guide" to the coastal zone of Puerto Rico. Presenting a geological appraisal of the history, dynamics, and hazards of the island's coastline, Living With the Puerto Rico Shore is the first
Living with the Coast of Alaska
Language: en
Pages: 348
Authors: Owen K. Mason, William J. Neal, Orrin H. Pilkey, Jane Bullock, Ted Fathauer, Deborah Pilkey
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Another shore book that suggests ways to cope, not only with disasters at the coast but with the frequent hazards encountered inland. Part of the Living with the Shore Series.
Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches
Language: en
Pages: 338
Authors: David M. Bush, Norma J. Longo, William J. Neal, Kenyon C. Lindeman, Deborah F. Pilkey, Luciana Slomp Esteves, John D. Congleton, Orrin H. Pilkey
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Living with the Shore

A call to live with the coast, as opposed to living at the coast; unless Florida coastal communities conserve beaches and mitigate storm impacts, the future of the beach-based economy is in question.

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