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Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Melting ice sheets and warming oceans are causing the seas to rise. By the end of this century, hundreds of millions of people living at low elevations along coasts will be forced to retreat to ... More


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Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey

in Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231168441
eISBN:
9780231541800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168441.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

A summary of what's to come in the book.


Coastal Adaptations to the Northern Gulf of Maine and Southern Scotian Shelf

Matthew W. Betts, David W. Black, Brian Robinson, Arthur Spiess, and Victor D. Thompson

Leslie Reeder-Myers, John A. Turck, and Torben C. Rick (eds)

in The Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics on the North American Atlantic Coast

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066134
eISBN:
9780813058344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066134.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) and its watershed have attracted humans for the last 12,500 years (cal BP), and evidence of Palaeoindian marine economies is well established in adjacent regions by ... More


Glacial Dramas: Typos, Projections, and Peer Review in the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Jessica O’Reilly

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines two different controversies surrounding the IPCC Fourth Assessment report: one arising from a typographical error in the discussion of the Himalayan glacier melt projection, the ... More


Maritime Cultural Landscapes in the New York Bight

Daria Merwin and Victor D. Thompson

Leslie Reeder-Myers, John A. Turck, and Torben C. Rick (eds)

in The Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics on the North American Atlantic Coast

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066134
eISBN:
9780813058344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066134.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The study of prehistoric maritime cultural landscapes, in the broadest sense, seeks to explore the relationship between people and the water. If we are to reconstruct the nature of this relationship ... More


Epilogue: 2000–2012

John Waldman

in Heartbeats in the Muck: The History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249855
eISBN:
9780823252589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249855.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Though there have been many improvements, New York Harbor still faces many problems. Among them are climate change, sea level rise, alien species, combined sewer overflows, and lingering chemical ... More


Salt Marshes: A Disappearing Act

Catherine Owen Koning, Sharon M. Ashworth, and Catherine Owen Koning

in Wading Right In: Discovering the Nature of Wetlands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226554211
eISBN:
9780226554495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226554495.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

The consequences of saltmarsh destruction and restoration are brought to bear in the story of Pine Creek Marsh. Pine Creek Marsh was cut off from tidal influence, which led to a cascade of plant and ... More


Paleocoastal Landscapes, Marginality, and Early Human Settlement of the California Islands

Amy E. Gusick and Jon M. Erlandson

in An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056166
eISBN:
9780813053936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056166.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

If the California Islands were marginal for human settlement, why were several of them occupied more or less continuously since Terminal Pleistocene or Early Holocene times? The earliest human ... More


Geoarchaeology Underwater and Its Challenges: An Example from Florida

Ervan G. Garrison

in New Directions in the Search for the First Floridians

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400738
eISBN:
9781683400875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400738.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter examines, in detail, the Geoarchaeological methods for both predicting and interpreting sites subjected to anthropogenic activities and taphonomic processes specific to inundated ... More


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