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Against the Tide

Against the Tide
Author: Cornelia Dean
ISBN 13: 9780231084192
ISBN 10: 231084196
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2001-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
List Price: $27.95

The science editor of the New York Times issues a call to arms for beach lovers and environmentalists in a beautifully written book that covers the science as well as the hubris-filled history of Americans' efforts to hold back the sea.

New York Times Book Review - David Rains Wallace

...Dean does an excellent job of explaining how [beaches] evolve and function....The upshot seems clear: America can't expect to preserve its beaches if it keeps destroying them with coastal construction....Dean has done a first-rate job of making coastal conservation interesting...good beach reading.