This volume in the Living with the Shore series provides practical and specific information on the status of the nation's coast and useful guidelines that enable residents, visitors, and investors to live with and enjoy the shore without costly and futile struggles against the forces of nature.
List of figures and tables viii Foreword xi Preface xv 1. A coastal perspective 1 2. Shoreline dynamics 12 3. Man and the shoreline 30 4. Selecting a location on the New Jersey shore 43 5. The barrier island, land use, and the law 97 6. Building or buying a house near the beach 107 Appendix A. Hurricane checklist 135 Appendix B. A guide to federal, state, and local agencies involved in coastal development 139 Appendix C. Useful references 153 Appendix D. Field trips 176 Index 187
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