In this book, the history and future of America's barrier islands are explained for the reader in a way that makes the reader want to travel to each listed island to see that which is disappearing.
In this book, the history and future of America's barrier islands are explained for the reader in a way that makes the reader want to travel to each listed island to see that which is disappearing. We start with South Padre Island in Texas, where you swear you can smell the seawater and hear the waves pounding on the beach. While in Texas, Years before the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, Gunnar Hansen wrote this book, forewarning us about the implications of messing with Mother Nature
The barrier islands are young, Hansen tell us, formed in the last ice age only a few . His main reason for writing this book is to teach us about the barrier islands that surround America.
The barrier islands are young, Hansen tell us, formed in the last ice age only a few thousand years ago. They are also extremely vulnerable to damage, as Hurricane Emily demonstrated in 1993 when it tore away a good portion of many Atlantic islands. The United States has some 2700 miles of barrier islands stretching from Texas to Maine. Hansen, a contributor to regional magazines ( Texas Monthly, Yankee ), explores some of these islands, starting at Boca Chico in Texas and ending on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. While in Texas, we get a his Years before the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, Gunnar Hansen wrote this book, forewarning us about the implications of messing with Mother Nature
I had come to the barrier beach at Boca Chica to begin an erratic journey along America’s barrier islands.
Today it is covered with golf courses and vacationing Americans whose bumper stickers cheerfully announce that they are spending their children’s inheritance. Then I drove west along the Gulf Coast through Alabama and Mississippi and across the deep swamplands of Louisiana to Texas. Here was Galveston where, fresh out of high school, I had first tried to surf (the waves were too small, I was too ungainly). I had come to the barrier beach at Boca Chica to begin an erratic journey along America’s barrier islands.
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Home Gunnar Hansen Islands at the Edge of Time: A Journey To America's Barrier. These islands separate ocean from lagoon, saltwater from freshwater, sea bird from shore bird, and-until many were developed for tourism-sea-goer from landlubber. In his lively book, Hansen points out that the frequency and intensity of such storms seems to be on the rise, so see the islands while you can.
Author : Gunnar Hansen. ●. Pages : 240 pages. Publisher : Island Press 1996-10-01. You have already flagged this document. Thank you, for helping us keep this platform clean. ISBN-10 : 1559632526. ISBN-13 : 9781559632522. Islands at the Edge of Time: A Journey To. America s Barrier Islands. Mail this publication.
Gunnar Hansen takes readers on a trip that no one seems to have thought of before: a 2,700-mile journey along America's sandy barrier islands from the Mexican. Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover Mass Market Paperback Paperback Hardcover.
Hansen was also an author; his nonfiction travel memoir, Islands at the Edge of Time, A journey to America's Barrier Islands, was published in 1993. In 2013 he wrote the nonfiction book Chain Saw Confidential, which focuses on the making and reception for The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. In addition, he taught college as an adjunct instructor.
Islands at the Edge of Time is the story of one man's captivating journey along America's barrier islands from Boca Chica, Texas, to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Weaving in and out along the coastlines of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, and North Carolina, poet and naturalist Gunnar Hansen perceives barrier islands not as sand but as expressions in time of the processes that make them. Along the way he treats the reader to absorbing accounts of those who call these islands home -- their lives often lived in isolation and at the extreme edges of existence -- and examines how the culture and history of these people are shaped by the physical character of their surroundings.
Author: Gunnar Hansen
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Publisher: Island Press (August 1, 1993)
Pages: 240 pages
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