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Long Island Beaches

Author : Kristen J. Nyitray
ISBN : 9781467103299
Genre : History
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For centuries, Long Island's beaches have provided sustenance, relaxation, and inspiration. The coastline is renowned for its sandy Atlantic Ocean surf beaches, calm bayfront beaches, and rugged north shore Long Island Sound beaches. First inhabited by Native Americans, the area was called Sewanhacky ("Isle of Shells") in reverence to the offerings received where the water met the land. Drawing from the archives of local libraries, historical societies, museums, and private collections, Long Island Beaches presents a curated selection of vintage postcards illustrating the diversity of Nassau and Suffolk Counties' beautiful shores. Rare photographs and maps accompany the postcards to provide historical context. Through extensive research, author Kristen J. Nyitray documents a facet of Long Island's social and cultural history and the lure of its picturesque beaches.
Category: History

Sewage Sludge Hazard To Long Island Beaches

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution
ISBN : UIUC:30112106853416
Genre : Refuse and refuse disposal
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Category: Refuse and refuse disposal

The Long Island Sound

Author : Marilyn E. Weigold
ISBN : 0814794009
Genre : History
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Spanning the shores of Connecticut and Long Island, New York, the Long Island Sound is one of the most picturesque places in North America. From the discovery of the Sound in 1614, to the adventures of Captain Kidd, to the sinking of the Lexington in the sound in 1840, the Long Island Sound also holds a unique place in American history. The Long Island Sound traces the growth of fishing and shipbuilding villages along the sound to the development of major industrial ports, resort towns, and suburban communities along the sound. Marilyn Weigold discusses the subsequent overcrowding and pollution that resulted from this prosperity and expansion. Originally published in 1974 as The American Mediterranean and long out of print, The Long Island Sound has been updated by the author with a new preface and final chapter describing the Sound in the twenty-first century. In this new edition, Weigold particularly focuses on environmental concerns, and describes more current milestones, like the Long Island Pine Barrens Society, who fought and won in 1995 to set aside 100,000 acres as NY State's first forest preserve; the continuous construction of the Long Island Expressway, with its forty-one miles of HOV lanes; the attempt made by several of Connecticut's coastal cities to reinvigorate urban redevelopment; and the Long Island Sound Study's investigation of toxic substances—both natural and man-made—which continue to contaminate the waterway. Through over 40 stunning photographs and many fascinating stories, The Long Island Sound tells the history of a vastly populated, but underdiscussed, part of America.
Category: History

Birdwatching In New York City And On Long Island

Author : Deborah Rivel
ISBN : 9781611689686
Genre : Nature
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This easy-to-use guide gives seasonal information for both popular birding sites and those off the beaten path. Precise directions to the best viewing locations within the region's diverse habitats enable birdwatchers to efficiently explore urban and wild birding hotspots. Over 500 species of birds can be seen in New York City's five boroughs and on Long Island, one of the most densely populated and urbanized regions in North America, which also happens to be situated directly on the Atlantic Flyway. In this fragmented environment of scarce resources, birds concentrate on what's available. This means that high numbers of birds are found in small spaces. In fact, Central Park alone attracts over 225 species of birds, which birders from around the world flock to see during spring and fall migration. Beyond Central Park, the five boroughs and Long Island have numerous wildlife refuges of extraordinary scenic beauty where resident and migratory birds inhabit forests, wetlands, grasslands, and beaches. These special places present an opportunity to see a wide array of songbirds, endangered nesting shorebirds, raptors, and an unprecedented number and variety of waterfowl. Including the latest information on the seasonal status and distribution of more than 400 species, with 39 maps and over 50 photographs, this full-color guide features information essential to planning a birding visit. It will become the go-to book for both the region's longtime birders and those exploring the area for the first time.
Category: Nature

Insiders Guide To Long Island

Author : Jason Rich
ISBN : 9780762765669
Genre : Travel
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Your Travel Destination. Your Home. Your Home-To-Be. Long Island Explore a 118-mile-long reason to love New York. Experience the best of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Savor the beaches, the fresh seafood, the local wines. • A personal, practical perspective for travelers and residents alike • Comprehensive listings of attractions, restaurants, and accommodations • How to live & thrive in the area—from recreation to relocation • Countless details on shopping, arts & entertainment, and children’s activities
Category: Travel

America S Most Vulnerable Coastal Communities

Author : Joseph T. Kelley
ISBN : 9780813724607
Genre : Science
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"Sea level is rising, and yet Americans continue to develop beaches with little regard. In this volume, a group of coastal geologists discusses the startling saga of ten U.S. East and Gulf Coast shoreline communities (plus Puerto Rico and some western Europe strands) and the problems created by their inevitable interaction with natural processes in this highly dynamic geologic environment. The authors discuss the geologic context of the hazards of each site as the history of societal responses and their environmental impacts. Response to the natural coastal processes that threaten lives and buildings is carried out in a context of local, state and national politics with fixed short-term engineering solutions (beach replenishment, seawalls) generally favored over longer-term approaches (moving back, prohibition of seawalls). This essential GSA Special Paper foreshadows the impending rise of sea level and the myriad of shoreline responses and political controversies it will provoke."--Publisher's description.
Category: Science

Beaches Of The Queensland Coast Cooktown To Coolangatta

Author : Andrew D. Short
ISBN : 9780958650410
Genre : Beaches
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This book provides the first description of all Queensland's ocean beaches between Cooktown and Coolangatta, including beaches on 18 islands and in several large bays.
Category: Beaches

American Impressionism And Realism

Author : Helene Barbara Weinberg
ISBN : 9780870997006
Genre : Impressionism (Art)
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An examination of the continuities and differences between American Impressionism and Realism. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Category: Impressionism (Art)

National Shoreline Study

Author : United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
ISBN : UCSD:31822016246746
Genre : Coasts
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Sewage Sludge Hazard To Long Island Beaches

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Environmental Pollution
ISBN : UOM:39015078635839
Genre : Refuse and refuse disposal
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Category: Refuse and refuse disposal

The Ocean Dumping Quandary

Author : Donald Fleming Squires
ISBN : 0873956885
Genre : Nature
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Dumping of sewage sludge, dredge spoils, and toxic wastes in the coastal waters of New York and New Jersey is an old practice. In the 1970s ocean dumping became an important environmental issue, the subject of legislation and litigation, and of scientific inquiry. After a decade of study and debate, the basic issues of the environmental effects of ocean dumping and its impact on the ocean and surrounding coastal region remain unresolved. This nontechnical review of ocean dumping issues looks at the development of the metropolitan coastal region from a societal view, particularly in how we have used the waters of the New York Bight. What is being dumped and the current state of our knowledge on the environmental effects of ocean dumping are closely examined, as well as legislative and legal issues surrounding contemporary court actions.
Category: Nature