By David M. Bush,William J. Neal,Norma J. Longo,Kenyon C. Lindeman,Deborah F. Pilkey,Luciana S. Esteves,John D. Congleton,Orrin H. Pilkey Jr.

From Amelia Island simply south of Georgia to Key West’s southern tip, seashores are one in all Florida’s maximum resources. but those shorelines are at risk: swift structural improvement on a hugely erodible coast cause them to prone to a few of nature’s maximum storms. a similar improvement that has been pushed through the appeal of lovely shorelines and coastal facilities now threatens these very assets. In flip, coastal constructions are in danger from sea-level upward thrust, coastline retreat, iciness storms, and hurricanes. lots of the tools for lowering losses linked to storms defend estate in simple terms within the brief term—at a transforming into rate in cash and lack of ordinary habitat within the lengthy term.

Living with Florida’s Atlantic Beaches is a consultant to mitigating or decreasing losses of estate, human lifestyles, and common assets by way of residing with, instead of simply at, the shore. This illustrated quantity offers an advent to coastal strategies and geology in addition to a quick heritage of coastal risks and short-sighted human responses. this is often the 1st quantity within the Living with the Shore sequence to debate the numerous long term impression of dredge-and-fill seashore building on dwelling marine assets. counsel is equipped for long term hazard relief within the type of tips about storm-resistant building and placement assessment; maps for comparing relative vulnerability to risks also are integrated. a short assessment of coastal rules can assist homeowners comprehend and navigate a number of the allow standards for constructing coastal estate. Living with Florida’s Atlantic Beaches is a useful resource of knowledge for everybody from the curious seashore customer to the group planner, from the prudent estate investor to the decision-making public official.

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