Orrin H. Pilkey
Publisher: Island Press; 1 edition (May 1, 1996)
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within the Corps and the Shore, Orrin H. Pilkey, the nation's such a lot outspoken coastal geologist, and Katharine L. Dixon, an educator and activist for nationwide coastal coverage reform, offer a entire exam of the effect of coastal approaches on built parts and the ways that the Corps of Engineers has tried to control erosion alongside America's sea coast. via designated case stories, the authors display the shortcomings of the Corps' underlying assumptions and technique. As they talk about the position of neighborhood voters within the venture technique, they spotlight the interplay among neighborhood Corps workplaces and group officers and citizens. through concentrating on types of difficulties in quite a few areas of the rustic, Pilkey and Dixon truly exhibit how the Corps has again and again did not act within the top curiosity of these most influenced through the tasks. in addition to criticizing Corps practices, the authors supply a variety of feedback for reforming the Corps and making it either extra scientifically dependable and extra in charge to the electorate it's meant to serve.