Orrin H. Pilkey, 2003, Columbia University Press, New York, 400 p. (Hardcover, US $44.95) ISBN: 0-231-11970-4

It's true that many of the world's barrier islands are disappearing, and in many cases human activities are largely to blame. In his new book, A Celebration of the World's Barrier Islands, Orrin Pilkey, who is well known for both his work on barrier islands and his experience in reaching out to the lay public, teams up with a highly effective new partner—artist Mary Edna Fraser. With text by Pilkey and original batiks by Fraser, the duo presents an accessible compilation of what is...

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