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Celebration of the World's Barrier Islands

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ISBN-10: 0231119704

ISBN-13: 9780231119702

Edition: 2003

Authors: Orrin H. Pilkey, Mary Edna Fraser

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From North Carolina Outer Banks to New York's Fire Island, from Iceland to the Netherlands, and Colombia to Vietnam, barrier islands protect much of the world's coastlines from the ravages of the sea. This is a survey of these islands combining geological research with batik artwork.
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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.970
Language: English

Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Duke University. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Francis Shepard Award for Excellence in Marine Geology, and the author or editor of many books, including The Beaches Are Moving: The Drowning of America's Shoreline, Living by the Rules of the Sea, and The Corps and the Shore.Mary Edna Fraser is a renowned artist specializing in the production of large-scale batiks, many based on aerial photographs. Her work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Duke University Museum of Art, the National Science Foundation, and the National Academy of Sciences.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Prologue
Dennis Roars Ashore: A Beneficial Catastrophe
The Global Picture
The American Barrier Island Scene: Hot Dogs and Drumsticks
Barrier Islands and Human Realities: Awash in Politics
Delta Barrier Islands: That Sinking Feeling
Colombia's Pacific Islands: A Subsiding Tropical Paradise
The Carbonate Islands: Tropical Permafrost
Lagoon Barriers: The Quiet Ones
The Icelandic Islands: Of Fire and Ice
The Arctic Islands: The Cold and Dark Ones
False Islands: Things Aren't What They Seem to Be
Requiem for Some Friends Artist's
Notes
Glossary of Terms
References Cited
Appendix
Global Barrier Islands
Delta Barrier Islands
Arctic Barrier Islands
Endangered Species