Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches: Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West - Living with the Shore (Paperback)David M. Bush (author), William J. Neal (author), Norma Longo (author), Kenyon C. Lindeman (author), Deborah F. Pilkey (author), Luciana S. Esteves (author), John D. Congleton (author), Orrin H. Pilkey (author)
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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.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 594 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 22 mm
--Ryder W. Miller, "Electronic Green Journal"
"Aimed at homeowners and policy makers alike, this encyclopedic guidebook provides a clear road map of what is involved in building a house close to a Florida beach -- from assessing the hazards of hurricanes and rising sea levels to considering the environmental impacts and legal issues, including a county-by-county primer."
"[E]xcellent and thorough, and as up-to-date as such a volume can be. . . . Everyone living on Florida's Atlantic beaches should own, read, and digest the wisdom contained in this book. At some future time, this knowledge likely will make a difference for the integrity of their shore properties and the safety of their families. Essential."
--P.R. Pinet, "CHOICE"
"This book provides a comprehensive overview of coastal realities, including ecological and hydrological dynamics; assessment and evaluation of risk; related socio-cultural events and perspectives; coastal engineering; and managing the built environment. The authors advocate living with the shoreline and coastal processes in Florida, rather than struggling against them."
--Natural Hazards Observer
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