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This volume comprises a three-fold object, Book and Ocean and New York City. If this Book were Ocean, how would it feel between your fingers? Wet and slippery, just a bit warmer or colder than the air around it, since the Ocean is our planet’s greatest reservoir of heat, a sloshing insulator and incubator girdling our globe. If its pages were New York City, how would they abrade your imagination? Human and teeming, endlessly humming along with that same old tune. Imagine that these three things were one thing. All together: Book and Ocean and New York City. During the long historical pause between the day the last sailing ship docked at South Street and that day in October 2012 when Hurricane Sandy brought the waves back in fury, New York turned its back on the sea. This Book remembers that the City was founded on Ocean, peopled by its currents, grew rich on its traffic. The storm taught what we should never have forgotten: under New York’s asphalt lies not beach but Ocean.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright, Support the Publisher
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Instructions: How to Use This Book
  2. pp. xi-xix
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  1. Asymmetrical Kicking
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  1. I. Salt-Water City
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  1. Silent Beaches
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. "Miss Newton Creek" and Reshaping Disaster
  2. pp. 15-26
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  1. Arctic-Oceanic New York
  2. pp. 27-36
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  1. #bottlesNbones
  2. pp. 37-64
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  1. Groundswell
  2. pp. 65-72
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  1. City in the Sea
  2. pp. 73-78
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  1. Insensate Oysters and Our Nonconsensual Existence
  2. pp. 79-92
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  1. Super Ocean 64
  2. pp. 93-100
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  1. A Short History of the Hudsonian Ice Age
  2. pp. 101-112
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  1. Wages of Water | Steve Mentz
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. Two Sublimes | Steve Mentz
  2. pp. 119-122
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  1. II. The Water is Rising
  2. pp. 123-124
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  1. Instructions In Case of Immersion
  2. pp. 125-130
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  1. The Sea is a Conveyance-Machine
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. Nine Soundings
  2. pp. 143-148
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  1. New York, Oceanic City
  2. pp. 149-158
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  1. Oceanic Valuation
  2. pp. 159-168
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  1. Tourism, Experience, Knowledge, Action
  2. pp. 169-176
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  1. Watery Metaphor
  2. pp. 177-186
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  1. Building a Bridge by Hand to Cross Buttermilk Channel on Foot
  2. pp. 187-200
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  1. Oceanic Dispatches
  2. pp. 201-210
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  1. Four Swim Poems and a Picture
  2. pp. 211-216
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 217-224
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  1. Index of Bodies of Water
  2. pp. 225-226
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  1. Back Cover
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  1. Publication Data
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780692496916
MARC Record
OCLC
1181773638
Pages
250
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-02
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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