Geological Survey Circular 1085
Our Changing Landscape: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Cockrell, Ron, 1988, A signature of time and
eternity, the administrative history of Indiana Dunes National
Lakeshore, Indiana: National Park Service, 480 p.
A comprehensive history of the process and the people
that led to the establishment of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Engle, J.R., 1983, Sacred sands: The struggle for
community in the Indiana Dunes: Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan University
Press, 288 p.
Franklin, Kay, and Schaeffer, Norma, 1983, Duel for
the dunes: Land use conflict on the shores of Lake Michigan:
Urbana/Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 302 p.
Waldron, Larry, and Daum, Robert, photographer, 1983,
The Indiana Dunes: Eastern Acorn Press, 39 p.
A nontechnical publication
about Indiana Dunes with beautiful photographs of the park.
McKee, E.D., ed., 1979, A study of global sand seas:
U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1052, 429 p.
processes contributing to the formation of sand dunes and dune fields on
a global basis. Photographs and satellite images show the distribution
of major sand dunes around the world. A good reference text.
National Geographic Society, 1988, Earth '88;
Changing geographic perspectives: Washington, D.C., 392 p.
the Centennial Symposium convened by the National Geographic Society,
which addressed critical issues facing our planet today, such as
population, pollution, ecological changes, climate change, water
management, and energy.
Schneider, S.H., 1989, Global warming. Are we
entering the greenhouse century?: San Francisco, Sierra Club Books, 317
Examines the causes of worldwide climate change and the greenhouse
effect. Also provides an entertaining look at the science,
personalities, and politics behind the problem of global warming.
Scientific American, 1989, Managing Planet Earth:
Special Issue, v. 261, no. 3, September 1989, 190 p.
Offers a series of articles that address the various
aspects of global change from the perspective of the hydrosphere,
atmosphere, and biosphere. Proposes a series of strategies to deal with
agricultural, energy, and manufacturing needs.
Robinson, G.D., and Spieker, A.M., eds., 1978,
"Nature to be commanded...": U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
950, 95 p.
Illustrates the use of maps of earth-science
information for decisions related to land and water management.
Chabreck, R.H., 1988, Coastal marshes; ecology and
wildlife management: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press, 138
Part of a series on wildlife habitats; this volume
describes the coastal marshes of the United States with particular
emphasis on the northern Gulf of Mexico coastline. Environmental
influences, plant and animal communities, and the reasons for alteration
and loss of marshes are clearly explained for the nontechnical reader.
Sections on marsh management and the future of marshes give the author's
suggestions for minimizing damage to this ecologically valuable
Cowardin, L.M., Carter, Virginia, Golet, F.C., and
LaRoe, E.T., 1979, Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of
the United States: U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife
Service, FWS/OBS79/31, 131 p.
Describes different types of wetlands across the
country. A technical presentation of each type of wetland, with
Dahl, T.E., 1990, Wetlands losses in the United
States 1780's to 1980's: U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and
Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C., 13 p.
Documents the historical wetland loss nationwide. A
compilation of existing data from a variety of sources.
Mitsch, W.J., and Gosselink, J.G., 1986, Wetlands:
New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 539 p.
This textbook reviews different structures and
functions of wetlands and discusses their ecological characteristics. A
reference for scientists, engineers, and planners involved in the
management of wetlands.
Watson, J.R., and Carney, Dave, 1988, Crisis on
Louisiana's coast . . . America's loss: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
New Orleans District, in cooperation with the State of Louisiana, 13
Explains the economic and ecological importance of
Louisiana's wetlands, the causes of their loss, and the steps being
taken by the State and six Federal agencies to address this critical
problem, in an easy-to-read style.
Dolan, Robert, Anders, Fred, and Kimball, Suzette,
1985, Coastal erosion and accretion: U.S. Geological Survey National
Atlas, scale 1:7,500,000,
Dolan, Robert, and Lins, Harry, 1986, The Outer Banks
of North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper
1177B, 47 p.
Analyzes highly urbanized Fenwick Island and the less
developed islands of North Carolina to demonstrate the processes and
hazards associated with coastal barrier islands. The intended audience
includes land-use planners, managers, and developers.
Morrison, H.R., and Lee, C.E., 1981, America's
Atlantic Isles: Washington, D.C., National Geographic Society, 199 p.
Beautiful photographs and readable text describe the wide variety of
islands found along the U.S. shoreline from Maine to Florida, as well as
the range of wildlife and human communities that inhabit this
Pilkey, O.H., and Neal, W.J., ser. eds., variously
dated from 1983 to 1991, Living with the shore: Durham, N.C., Duke
This series currently contains 14 volumes, each of
which examines the shoreline of an individual State (Florida has two
volumes, for east and west Florida). The books are intended for a
nontechnical audience. They review the geologic history, the history of
development, the coastal processes affecting the shoreline, human
intervention on the shore, government programs affecting coastal real
estate, and safeguards to take when buying or building to prepare for
storms and hurricanes. The books also contain a detailed analysis of the
entire shoreline with recommendations of where to buy shore
Williams, S.J., Dodd, Kurt, and Gohn, K.K., 1990,
Coasts in crisis: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1075, 32 p.
nontechnical publication describes our Nation's varied coastal
environments and the natural processes and human actions that modify
them. Its purpose is to highlight the importance of earth-science
information in addressing this vital issue.
Council on Environmental Quality, 1989, Environmental
trends: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 152 p.
information on the current and foreseeable trends in the quality,
management, and utilization of the environment and the effects of
environmental trends. It is a wealth of statistical information in
Johnston, R.H., 1986, Water quality issues; factors
affecting ground-water quality, in U.S. Geological Survey,
National water summary 1986Hydrologic events and ground-water
quality: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2325, p.
Discusses the important factors affecting
ground-water quality. Natural processes, human activities, hydrology,
and climatic setting are all involved.
Waller, R.M., 1988, Ground water and the rural
homeowner: U.S. Geological Survey General Interest Publication, 37
This booklet provides general information on ground
water, types of wells, and ground-water quality issues of interest to
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Last Updated: 27-Apr-2009