Coastal Environments

  • Donald R. Coates
Part of the Environmental Resource Management Series book series (ERMS)


The coastal zone is rapidly becoming the favorite habitat of mankind. By 1990, 75 percent of the population in the United States will live in this corridor where land meets the ocean or the Great Lakes. The invasion of the coastal zone was particularly accelerated after World War II. The reasons were both commercial — business and industry — and recreational — for second home sites, sports, and aesthetics.


Coastal Zone Storm Surge Coastal Environment Barrier Island Flood Insurance 
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© Dowden and Culver 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald R. Coates
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  1. 1.State University of New YorkBinghamtonUSA

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