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Rising : dispatches from the new American shore / Elizabeth Rush.

Rush, Elizabeth A. (Author).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Main Library GB459.4.R86 R57 2018 37684001104368 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 06/21/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781571313676
  • ISBN: 1571313672
  • ISBN: 9781571313812
  • ISBN: 1571313818
  • Physical Description: 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-299).
Formatted Contents Note:
The password : Jacob's Point, Rhode Island -- Part one. Rampikes. Persimmons : Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana ; On gratitude : Laura Sewall : Small Point, Maine ; The marsh at the end of the world : Phippsburg, Maine ; Pulse : South Florida ; On reckoning : Dan Kipnis : Miami Beach, Florida -- Part two. Rhizomes. On storms : Nicole Montalto : Oakwood Beach, Staten Island ; Divining rod : Oakwood Beach, Staten Island ; On vulnerability : Marilynn Wiggins : Pensacola, Florida ; Risk : Pensacola, Florida ; On opportunity : Chris Brunet : Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana ; Goodbye cloud reflections in the bay : Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana -- Part three. Rising. Connecting the dots : H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon ; On restoration : Richard Santos : Alviso, California ; Looking backward and forward in time : San Francisco Bay, California -- Franklin. Gert. Harvey. Irma. Jose. Katia. Lee. Maria. Nate. Ophelia.
Summary, etc.:
Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. The early twenty-first century can be described as a time of unprecedented and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant - and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. The author explores some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place. Weaving firsthand accounts from those facing this choice - a Staten Islander who lost her father during Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years ago - with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of the communities both at risk and already displaced, this book spotlights the voices of those usually kept at the margins.--adapted from dust jacket.
Subject: Rush, Elizabeth A. > Travel > United States.
Coast changes > Climatic factors > United States.
Coasts > Climatic factors > United States.
Sea level > Climatic factors > United States.

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