About the series "America's foremost philosopher of the beaches [Orrin Pilkey], the sea bottoms and the coastal sands . . . is challenging some long-held notions about the ways in which people use and maintain beaches. A decade ago, when he began warning of the dangers of 'beach degradation,' he found little public support. Today, as concern for our shore environment grows, people are listening."-Barnard L. Collier,The New York Times Magazine"Duke University Press has published a series,Living with the Shore, to educate the determined shore dweller. Maps show what is happening on each stretch of beach, in enough detail to cover specific homesites. The books offer guidelines for buying and building at the shore. They list federal, state, and local agencies that are involved in coastal development, as well as give up-to-date information on laws that regulate land use."--Kelly Walker,ForbesClayton, Tonya D. is the author of 'Living With the Georgia Shore' with ISBN 9780822312192 and ISBN 0822312190.