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Just Seconds from the Ocean
Coastal Living in the Wake of Katrina
William Sargent

University Press of New England



Contents

• Preface
• Introduction: A Childhood Memory— Monomoy Island
• The Problem: Coastal Erosion, Global Warming, and Hurricanes
• Coastal Erosion: Cape Cod
• Hurricanes: Too Much of a Good Thing
• New Orleans
• The Big One: 2005
• New Orleans: The City Too Big for Its Breaches
• First Decisions
• “All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men”: Donald Powell, Spring 2006
• Shrimpin’ the Full Moon Tide
• Chapter 3 Up the Coast
• The Great Miami Hurricane, September 18, 1926
• Florida Today
• Cayo Costa, May 20, 2006
• “Our Town”: Ipswich, Massachusetts, May 9 –22, 2006
• Legalities: Topsail Island, North Carolina, June 5, 2006
• The Ash Wednesday Storm, New Jersey, March 5–8, 1962
• The Big Apple: The 1938 Hurricane, New York
• A Tale of Two Cities: Galveston and Indianola, the 1900 Storm
• Beach Renourishment: Instant Gratifi cation?
• Chapter 4 The Future
• Rearranging Deck Chairs?: July 2006
• Monday Night Football: The Case for Optimism, September 24, 2006
• Just Seconds from the Ocean: Codfi sh Park, Nantucket
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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