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Rising : dispatches from the new American shore / Elizabeth Rush.

Rush, Elizabeth A., (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant--and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. In this highly original work of lyrical reportage, Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area. For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place. Weaving firsthand accounts from those facing this choice--a Staten Islander who lost her father during Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years ago--with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of the communities both currently at risk and already displaced, Rising privileges the voices of those usually kept at the margins. At once polyphonic and precise, Rising is a shimmering meditation on vulnerability and on vulnerable communities, both human and more than human, and on how to let go of the places we love." -- Amazon.com.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9781571313676
  • ISBN: 1571313672
  • Physical Description: 299 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, 2018.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-299).
Formatted Contents Note:
The password : Jacob's Point, Rhode Island -- Part one. Rampikes. Persimmons : Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana ; On gratitude : Laura Sewall : Small Point, Maine ; The marsh at the end of the world : Phippsburg, Maine ; Pulse : South Florida ; On reckoning : Dan Kipnis : Miami Beach, Florida -- Part two. Rhizomes. On storms : Nicole Montalto : Oakwood Beach, Staten Island ; Divining rod : Oakwood Beach, Staten Island ; On vulnerability : Marilynn Wiggins : Pensacola, Florida ; Risk : Pensacola, Florida ; On opportunity : Chris Brunet : Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana ; Goodbye cloud reflections in the bay : Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana -- Part three. Rising. Connecting the dots : H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon ; On restoration : Richard Santos : Alviso, California ; Looking backward and forward in time : San Francisco Bay, California -- Afterword : Franklin. Gert. Harvey. Irma. Jose. Katia. Lee. Maria. Nate. Ophelia.
Subject: Rush, Elizabeth A. > Travel > United States.
Coast changes > Climatic factors > United States.
Coasts > Climatic factors > United States.
Sea level > Climatic factors > United States.
Travel.
United States.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Coastal Regions & Shorelines.
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection.
NATURE / Essays.
SCIENCE / Global Warming & Climate Change.
Genre: Travel writing.
Travel writing.
Nonfiction.

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