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Riassunto: The Connecticut shoreline is made up of varying landscapes--the sandy coastline at Madison, the rocky shore at Branford, the replenished beach at Greenwich, and the erosion at Old Saybrook. A Moveable Shore offers a general user?s guide to the Connecticut shore. In a town-by-town journey down the 254-mile coastline, Peter C. Patton and James M. Kent explore in detail the history of specific sites, the climatic and geological forces that shape the shore, and regulations regarding land-use development. In addition, they provide a guide to coastal field trips.
Beginning with the hurricane of 1938, the biggest natural disaster to strike Connecticut since its settlement by Europeans, the authors demonstrate the continuing pattern of development of coastal land prone to flooding and high winds. Although the Connecticut coast faces Long Island and Block Island sounds, it is subject to the same natural hazards, land-use risks, and regulations as opean ocean shorelines. Global climatic events--glaciation, global warming, and rising sea levels--influence the shape and composition of the Connecticut shoreline, as do small-scale forces such as wind, waves, and tides.
Patton and Kent seek to instill a respect for the force of natural events and provide a guide for lessening the dangers of construction and development. A practical question-and-answer chapter explains what homeowners need to know to meet land-use regulations along the coast. In a state where the entire population lives within 100 miles of the coast, this important book will serve as a citizens? guide to living with the Connecticut shore and will be of interest to coastal residents, developers, geologists, policymakers, and vacationers.
Sinossi: Details the history of specific sites, the climatic and geologic forces that shape the shore, and regulations regarding land-use development. The goal is better understanding for citizens, developers, regulators, and vacationers. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Connecticut Dept. of
Titolo: A Moveable Shore: The Fate of the ...
Casa editrice: Duke Univ Pr
Data di pubblicazione: 1992
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Duke Univ Pr, 1992. Softcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Light soiling on rear cover, scuff on bottom edge. Clean pages.; Living With the Shore; 10 X 8 X 0.50 inches; 143 pages. Codice libro della libreria 67645
Descrizione libro Duke Univ Pr, 1992. Softcover. Condizione libro: Very Good Clean pages. Light crease on front cover. Gift note on half-title page.; Living With the Shore; 10 X 8 X 0.50 inches; 143 pages. Codice libro della libreria 70015
Descrizione libro Duke Univ Pr, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P02082231147X
Descrizione libro Duke Univ Pr, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-059-X7-5489805
Descrizione libro Duke Univ Pr, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11082231147X
Descrizione libro Duke University Press, 1992. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Duke Univ. Press, soft cover, 143 p., oblong 8 vo. Well illustrated, photos, maps, drawings, etc. On half-title page is stamped " Property of Audubon Bent of the River Est. 1993" in light blue ink. Book is otherwise unmarked and fine. Wraps have a crease on rear, o/w very good. Codice libro della libreria 050916