The Beaches

A History and Tour


Author: Neil McGuinness

Publisher: McGuinness Financial Corp.

ISBN: 0615385192

Category: Beaches

Page: 170

View: 930

"The Beaches" is an history and a tour of the 37 mile-long island in Florida which includes Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, the Guana Preserve and Vilano Beach. With fifty four tour stops and hundreds of photos and maps, the 400 plus year history of this as-yet-unnamed island is told in a thorough and easy-to-read format.

Bananas, Beaches and Bases

Making Feminist Sense of International Politics


Author: Cynthia Enloe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520229129

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 4207

New analysis of international politics.

Beaches, Blood, and Ballots


Author: James Patterson Smith

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604735932


Page: N.A

View: 1966

This book, the first to focus on the integration of the Gulf Coast, is Dr. Gilbert R. Mason's eyewitness account of harrowing episodes that occurred there during the civil rights movement. Newly opened by court order, documents from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission's secret files enhance this riveting memoir written by a major civil rights figure in Mississippi. He joined his friends and allies Aaron Henry and the martyred Medgar Evers to combat injustices in one of the nation's most notorious bastions of segregation. In Mississippi, the civil rights struggle began in May 1959 with "w

Estuarine Beaches

An introduction to the physical and human factors affecting use and management of beaches in estuaries, lagoons, bays and fjords


Author: K.F. Nordstrom

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781851667284

Category: Science

Page: 226

View: 2208

The purpose of this book is to supply the background needed to structure research on estuarine beach resources and provide the basis for a program for informed management. The book is a synthesis of data on physical, biological, and human processes.


U.S. Virgin Islands : Everyone's Guide (and More) to the Best of the Beaches in America's Paradise, the U.S. Virgin Islands


Author: Macmillan Caribbean

Publisher: N.A


Category: Beaches

Page: 118

View: 5937

Beaches of the Big Island


Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824809768

Category: Travel

Page: 171

View: 6090

Describes the facilities, history, activities, and scenery at the beaches and coastal parks of Hawaii Island

Beaches of the Victorian Coast & Port Phillip Bay

A Guide to Their Nature, Characteristics, Surf and Safety


Author: Andrew D. Short

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 0958650403

Category: Beaches

Page: 298

View: 6104

This book provides the first description of all Victorian ocean and Port Phillip Bay beaches. It is based on the results of the Victorian section of the Australian Beach Safety and Management Program.


Form and process


Author: J. Hardisty

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780044452195

Category: Science

Page: 324

View: 1520

This book places research into worldwide beach environments in its geomorphological context. Having introduced the systems approach to environmental modelling, and identified the groups of processes operating on beaches, the text is structured in five parts: the first three sections provide a sequential account of the effects of these processes on the beach system; part four focuses on theory relevant to landform stability, then reviews existing empirical, analytical and numerical models; and the final section introduces a computer model and shows its application to the process functions developed earlier.

Beaches of O_ahu


Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824828929

Category: Travel

Page: 190

View: 984

Now completely revised and updated, this edition of Beaches of O'ahu offers color photos of the island's spectacular beaches and coastline by photographer Mike Waggoner plus information on the historic and cultural significance of the island. 58 illustrations. 22 maps.

Beaches and Dunes of Developed Coasts


Author: Karl F. Nordstrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521545761

Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 4546

Volume on coastal management aimed at consulting engineers, research scientists, developers and students.

Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches

Coastal Hazards from Amelia Island to Key West


Author: David M. Bush,William J. Neal,Norma J. Longo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332893

Category: Science

Page: 338

View: 6945

From Amelia Island just south of Georgia to Key West's southern tip, beaches are one of Florida's greatest assets. Yet these beaches are in danger: rapid structural development on a highly erodible coast make them vulnerable to some of nature's greatest storms. The same development that has been driven by the attraction of beautiful beaches and coastal amenities now threatens those very resources. In turn, coastal structures are at risk from sea-level rise, shoreline retreat, winter storms, and hurricanes. Most of the methods for reducing losses associated with storms protect property only in the short term--at a growing cost in dollars and loss of natural habitat in the long term. Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches is a guide to mitigating or reducing losses of property, human life, and natural resources by living with, rather than just at, the shore. This illustrated volume provides an introduction to coastal processes and geology as well as a brief history of coastal hazards and short-sighted human responses. This is the first volume in the Living with the Shore series to discuss the significant long-term impact of dredge-and-fill beach construction on living marine resources. Guidance is provided for long-term risk reduction in the form of tips on storm-resistant construction and site evaluation; maps for evaluating relative vulnerability to hazards are also included. A brief review of coastal regulations will help property owners understand and navigate the various permit requirements for developing coastal property. Living with Florida's Atlantic Beaches is an invaluable source of information for everyone from the curious beach visitor to the community planner, from the prudent property investor to the decision-making public official.

Saving America's Beaches

The Causes of and Solutions to Beach Erosion


Author: Scott L. Douglass

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812776907

Category: Science

Page: 91

View: 6527

This book tells you where beach sand comes from, how waves are formed and how they break and move sand down the coast, how OC works of manOCO have blocked this movement and caused beach erosion, and what can be done to save the beaches for future generations of Americans. A three-part prescription for healthy beaches is proposed: OC backing offOCO, OC bypassing sandOCO, and OC beach nourishmentOCO. So if you love waves and beaches, and care about the future of your favorite beach spot, then read this book while you enjoy the beach."

Beaches of the Western Australian Coast

Eucla to Roebuck Bay : a Guide to Their Nature, Characteristics, Surf and Safety


Author: Andrew D. Short

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 0958650438

Category: Beaches

Page: 433

View: 4040

This book is about the entire Western Australian coast between Eucla and Roebuck Bay and includes Rottnest Island.

The Beaches of Maui County


Author: John R. K. Clark

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824812461

Category: Travel

Page: 156

View: 3076

The Beaches series by John R. K. Clark include Beaches of Maui County, Beaches of the Big Island, Beaches of Kauai and Niihau, and The Beaches of Oahu. The author, an ocean recreation consultant, includes comprehensive site descriptions of hundreds of beaches in the Hawaiian Islands and shares his extensive knowledge of, and deep respect for, Hawaii's shorelines. This revised edition updates the data on access and new facilities resulting from developments on Maui, Lanai, Molokai, and Kahoolawe.

The Beaches Are Moving

The Drowning of America’s Shoreline


Author: Wallace Kaufman,Orrin H. Pilkey

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822305743

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 5066

Our beaches are eroding, sinking, washing out right under our houses, hotels, bridges; vacation dreamlands become nightmare scenes of futile revetments, fills, groins, what have you—all thrown up in a frantic defense against the natural system. The romantic desire to live on the seashore is in doomed conflict with an age-old pattern of beach migration. Yet it need not be so. Conservationist Wallace Kaufman teams up with marine geologist Orrin H. Pilkey Jr., in an evaluation of America's beaches from coast to coast, giving sound advice on how to judge a safe beach development from a dangerous one and how to live at the shore sensibly and safely.

How to Read a North Carolina Beach

Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels


Author: Orrin H. Pilkey,Tracy Monegan Rice,William J. Neal

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807855102

Category: Nature

Page: 162

View: 9190

Three leading coastal geologists provide a guidebook to North Carolina beach characteristics created specifically to enhance trips to the beach for tourists and residents. Original.

Beaches and Coasts


Author: Richard A. Davis, Jr.,Duncan M. Fitzgerald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444311220

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 1332

Coastlines of the world are as diverse as any geological setting onEarth. Beaches and Coasts is an exciting and unique new textbookthat provides an exhaustive treatment of the world's differentcoasts and details the highly varied processes that have shapedthem. Having conducted research on coastlines throughout the world,the authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens thecontent of chapters and provides for numerous and varied examples.The book furnishes a basic understanding of the tectonic framework,hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials thatdetermine the morphology of a coast. Individual chapters aredevoted to major coastal environments such as barriers, tidalinlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons, deltas, glaciated coasts,rocky coasts and many others. Beaches and Coasts provides the necessary content forteaching a broad coastal geology course. Though designed forintroductory students, its comprehensive treatment of coastaltopics will make it appropriate for many upper level courses. Exciting and unique textbook that provides an exhaustivetreatment of the world's different coasts and details the highlyvaried processes that have shaped them. The authors draw on a wealth of experience that broadens thecontent of chapters and provides for numerous and variedexamples. Provides a basic understanding of the tectonic framework,hydrographic regime, climatic setting, and geologic materials thatdetermine the morphology of a coast. Individual chapters are devoted to major coastal environmentssuch as barriers, tidal inlets, marshes, estuaries, lagoons,deltas, glaciated coasts, rocky coasts, and many others. Provides comprehensive content for teaching a broad coastalgeology course for both introductory and upper level courses.

Art Deco of the Palm Beaches


Author: Sharon Koskoff

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738544151

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 4457

Art Deco design is a jazzy celebration of the Machine Age, mass production, geometry, and the straight line. In Palm Beach County, sleek themes are seen representing tropical, nautical, masculine, and stylized motifs that reflect speed and technology. Elements include eyebrows, flat roofs, porthole windows, rounded corners, columns, glass blocks, bandings, multiples of three, and Zig-Zag steps. Palm Beach County has dozens of Art Deco treasures built throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, which are located in the downtowns of Delray Beach up through West Palm Beach. Art Deco architecture found in Palm Beach County is spread out rather than concentrated in one location. These buildings are significant to the history of South Florida because they represent some of the earliest structures ever built in the area. These remarkable gems are in danger of being demolished due to the ever-increasing amount of development throughout the county.

Maine Beaches

Pocket Guide


Author: Publishers of Down East

Publisher: Down East Books

ISBN: 1608930505

Category: Travel

Page: 72

View: 8292

Maine has dozens of wonderful beaches tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the coast. This handy guide makes 18 of the state's favorite beaches easy to find and includes loads of useful information so you can make the most of your time at the shore.

The Beaches of San Diego

Your Ultimate Guide to the Sun, Sand, and Surf


Author: Gia Danson-Lucy

Publisher: Vista Pacifica Publishing

ISBN: 0967945224

Category: Beaches

Page: 178

View: 4519