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Description - A Time Before New Hampshire by Michael J. Caduto

On January 2, 1987, a fierce nor' easter stalled off Cape Cod's Nauset Beach. Pounding waves flattened the low dunes and a foot-high storm surge breached the fragile barrier. Tons of sand and water cascaded through the break. Overnight, the village of Chatham, Massachusetts, faced an amount of sea level rise that most coastal communities won't face for years. Storm Surge tells the dramatic story of the people of Chatham and how they battled to survive the sudden and unexpected disaster. It interweaves the stories of homeowners whose houses were swept away and the fishermen whose livelihoods were threatened, with the public brawls that erupted between dedicated scientists, environmental bureaucrats, law enforcement agencies, and attorneys. It puts a human face on the larger story of other coastal communities around the globe that must inevitably come to grips, as Chatham did, with the environmental impact of a changing world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781584653363
ISBN-10: 1584653361
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: University of New Hampshire Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 1-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael J. Caduto

Michael J. Caduto is an author, naturalist, educator, singer and story teller, and the founder of P.E.A.C.E.[registered] (Programs for Environmental Awareness and Cultural Exchange). He has written twelve books, including the best-selling Pond and Brook (UPNE, 1990) and Keepers of the Earth (1988). His articles have appeared in magazines such as Organic Gardening, Sonctuary, Instructor, and Nature Study.

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