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Retreat From a Rising Sea: Hard Decisions in an Age of Climate Change

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, Keith C. Pilkey
Format
Book
Published
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
Language
English
Variant Title
Hard choices in an age of climate change
ISBN
9780231168441, 0231168446, 9780231541800
Contents
  • Control + alt + retreat
  • The overflowing ocean
  • The fate of two doomed cities: Miami and New Orleans
  • New and Old Amsterdam: New York City and The Netherlands
  • Cities on the brink
  • The taxpayers and the beach house
  • Coastal calamities: how geology affects the fate of the shoreline
  • Drowning in place: infrastructure and landmarks in the age of sea-level rise
  • The cruelest wave: climate refugees
  • Deny, debate, and delay
  • Ghosts of the past, promise of the Future.
Description
xx, 214 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-205) and index.
Technical Details
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