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Green Books Campaign: The Rising Sea by Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young (Book Review 196)

This review is part of the Green Books campaign. Today 100 bloggers are reviewing 100 great books printed in an environmentally friendly way. Our goal is to encourage publishers to get greener and readers to take the environment into consideration when purchasing books. This campaign is organized by Eco-Libris, a a green company working to green up the book industry by promoting the adoption of green practices, balancing out books by planting trees, and supporting green books. A full list of participating blogs and links to their reviews is available on Eco-Libris website.

The Rising Sea by Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young


The Rising Sea brings forth interesting information on climate change and the effect it is having on sea level. This is an easy to read book about climate change and how it effects the water around us. I picked this book since I live about a mile from the beach and wanted to know if I would be range to be under water in the near future. The authors show that all life near shorelines will be affected.
The sad fact is that unless we do something about the increase in climate and the melting ice caps now, a lot economic, habitat and life will be lost to rising waters. I just hope the governments get together and create a plan for the future and that local policy makers do the right thing to prevent loss.
Product Description
While rising seas are now inevitable, we are far from helpless. By making hard choices—including uprooting citizens, changing where and how we build, and developing a coordinated national response—we can save property, and ultimately lives. With unassailable research and practical insights, The Rising Sea is a critical first step in understanding the threat and keeping our heads above water.

About the Author
Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor of Geology Emeritus at Duke University, author of The Corps and the Shore, and editor of the twenty-volume series Living with the Shore. Rob Young is the director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines and professor of geosciences at Western Carolina University.

Product Details
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Shearwater; 1 edition (July 14, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1597261912
ISBN-13: 978-1597261913

OBTAINED: From Publisher


  1. sounds like an informative book. thanks for the review.

  2. This sounds so depressing. . .and yet also so necessary to read. We really have to do something about how we are destroying the earth. :-(

  3. I like to read environmental books and this looks like a great informative one.

  4. It sounds like a great book. I can't wait to read it.

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