Library of Congress talk on ISLAND IN A STORM on March 16, 2010

Author: Abby Sallenger
Book: Island in a Storm: A Rising Sea, a Vanishing Coast, and a Nineteenth-Century Disaster that Warns of a Warmer World

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message 1: by Jan C

Jan C Interesting talk.

A few years ago when I was in New Orleans I found a used book store and picked up Remember Last Island by Nannette Toups Schmitt. It is fiction. But maybe this will spur me on to actually read it and to move on to your book and others.

But this makes it sound as though there are no real answers and not much of a way to save the barrier islands.


message 2: by Abby

Abby Jan wrote: "Interesting talk.

A few years ago when I was in New Orleans I found a used book store and picked up Remember Last Island by Nannette Toups Schmitt. It is fiction..."


Thanks for your note Jan. To me, what can be done about the barrier island problem, is to more wisely develop our coasts in the future. The true story of Last Island, or Isle Derniere, offers insights on how to do this, even though the story is set in the mid 1800s. It's also a great true story that has romance, disaster, pirates, science, history, and culture. See for example the NY Times feature on ISLAND IN A STORM...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/01/sci...


message 3: by Jan C

Jan C Thanks for the link to the article.


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