Living with the Alabama/Mississippi Shore, Hardback Book

Living with the Alabama/Mississippi Shore Hardback

Part of the Living with the Shore series

Description

The Alabama-Mississippi shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches and balmiest climes. Ever-increasing numbers of retirees, recreation lovers, and industries with work forces are being attracted to the "Sun Belt." On a soft April day the Gulf's waters look as peaceful as a pond.Yet this same serene shoreline has been ravaged by seven major hurricanes during this century. Several years more than one fearful storm has come hurtling in during a single "season." Loss of life an property damage have been devastating. And newcomers seem almost unaware of the potential dangers. The authors of this book offer a vivid, historical overview for understanding the environment of the Alabama-Mississippi shore. They describe the risks faced by new residents, and they point the way toward safe and sane coastal development.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Geology & the lithosphere
  • ISBN: 9780822305101

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