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Category: Book Reviews

Photographer Clark Little’s New Book: Taking An Ocean Beating To Get The Perfect Wave

Photographer Clark Little’s New Book: Taking An Ocean Beating To Get The Perfect Wave

Clark Little has made a career getting pounded by massive waves over and over and over again, and it’s absolutely awesome.

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Top 5 Threats To The World’s Beaches (And A Systemic Solution)

Top 5 Threats To The World’s Beaches (And A Systemic Solution)

Professors Orrin Pilkey and Andrew Cooper are writing what promises to be an outstanding book. In The Last Beach (to be published this summer by Duke University Press), they describe the top five threats to beaches around the world. Even a quick overview of these threats suggests a strategy for confronting the degradation and loss of beaches.

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The Coastal Consciousness of John Gillis

The Coastal Consciousness of John Gillis

Climate change is real and serious, but was not last fall’s “natural disaster,” like Katrina and like all the rest to come, as much about human failures, in infrastructure, planning, and our proclivity for building homes on shifting sandbars, as it was natural catastrophe? Those questions aren’t new.

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The (Less Than) Eternal Sea

The (Less Than) Eternal Sea

Nothing in the sea lives by itself, nothing either on the earth or in the air or in the minds of men. To know the sea is mortal is to know that we are not apart from it. Man is nature creatively refashioning itself. The abyss is human, not divine, a work in progress, whether made with a poet’s metaphor or with a vast prodigious bulk of Styrofoam… An essay by Lewis Lapham, in The Huffington Post

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Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota

Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota

A continuation of the landmark scientific reference series from the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies, Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota, Volume 3, Geology provides the most up-to-date, systematic, cohesive, and comprehensive description of the geology of the Gulf of Mexico Basin. Edited by Noreen A. Buster and Charles W. Holmes.

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Rising Seas: Past, Present, Future

Rising Seas: Past, Present, Future

Adopting a long perspective that interprets sea level changes both underway and expected in the near future, Vivien Gornitz, in her new book Rising Seas: Past, Present, Future, completes a highly relevant and necessary study of an unprecedented age in Earth’s history.

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The Human Shore: Seacoasts In History

The Human Shore: Seacoasts In History

In his new book, The Human Shore: Seacoasts in History published by University of Chicago Press, November 2012, historian John R. Gillis explores the deep history of seacoasts, the original home of humankind.

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Inside Climate Change and Our World’s Beaches with Dr. Orrin Pilkey

Inside Climate Change and Our World’s Beaches with Dr. Orrin Pilkey

There is a vivid and glorious history of writing about the environment, ecology and the world around us… The fact is that these books continue to be important not only for armchair scientists but for the rest of us to contemplate our place in this tense, fragile world. Dr. Orrin H. Pilkey offers two decidedly different takes on the genre in his latest works…

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Reef fishes of the Coral Triangle: in pictures

Reef fishes of the Coral Triangle: in pictures

A new book, Reef Fishes of the East Indies, is the culmination of a combined 60 years’ work to document the biodiversity of the hugely diverse coastal waters of the region. The book has been written to engender an appreciation of the region’s amazing biodiversity and the urgent need to conserve it for the benefit of future generations.

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