The Pacific Northwest Coast: Living with the Shores of Oregon and Washington - Living with the Shore (Hardback)Paul D. Komar (author)
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In this guide, Paul D. Komar, one of the nation's leading coastal oceanographers, examines the lessons taught by ages of geological and cultural history. With explanations of the area's geological evolution, including natural shoreline erosion and sea-cliff landsliding, Komar details human interaction with the coast: erosion caused by early settlers, the development and destruction of Bayocean Spit, the disastrous effects caused by the 1982-1983 El Nino, and the notorious failure of a construction project on the picturesqueaebut unstableaebluffs at Jump-Off Joe. Emphasizing the actual and potential harm to human projects and to the natural heritage of the coast, Komar provides the knowledge necessary for finding a safe home near the shore while preserving the beauty that draws us to it.
Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 20 mm
--Douglas J. Sherman, "Geographical Review"