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The last resort : a chronicle of paradise, profit, and peril at the beach Book
Book | First edition. | Ecco, New York, NY : [2022]

  • 0 of 3 Copies Available at Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (Show)
  • 0 of 1 Copy Available at Port Colborne Library
  • 3 current holds with 3 total copies.
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Port Colborne 796.53 STO New Book Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out
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"With its promise of escape from the strains of everyday life, the beach has a hold on the popular imagination as the ultimate paradise. In The Last Resort, Sarah Stodola dives into the psyche of the beachgoer and gets to the heart of what drives humans to seek out the sand. At the same time, she grapples with the darker realities of resort culture: strangleholds on local economies, reckless construction, erosion of beaches, weighty carbon footprints, and the inevitable overdevelopment and decline that comes with a soaring demand for popular shorelines. The Last Resort weaves Stodola's firsthand travel notes with her exacting journalism in an enthralling report on the past, present, and future of coastal travel. She takes us from Monte Carlo, where the pursuit of pleasure first became part of the beach resort experience, to a village in Fiji that was changed irrevocably by the opening of a single resort; from the overdevelopment that stripped Acapulco of its reputation for exclusivity to Miami Beach, where extreme measures are underway to prevent the barrier island from vanishing into the ocean. In the twenty-first century, beach travel has become central to our globalized world-its culture, economy, and interconnectedness. But with sea levels likely to rise at least 1.5 to 3 feet by the end of this century, beaches will become increasingly difficult to preserve, and many will disappear altogether. What will our last resort be when water begins to fill the lobbies?"--
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  • ISBN: 9780062951625
  • Physical Description: 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, [2022]
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references.
  • Formatted Contents Note:
    I'm never coming home : Thailand and England -- Where all passions combine : Monte Carlo, the Jersey Shore, and Cap d'Antibes -- Among the very tall : Waikiki -- Into far-flung places : Fiji -- New frontiers, precarious business : Nicaragua and Senegal -- Paradise lost (to overdevelopment) : Tulum, Ibiza, and CancĂșn -- A global juggernaut : Vietnam and Portugal -- The long haul to the high end : Sumba (Indonesia) -- Beyond the sea : Barbados and St. Kitts -- A tale of two islands : Bali and Nias (Indonesia) -- Ghosts in the machine : Baiae, Rockaway, and Acapulco -- Up to here : Miami Beach -- Interlude : return to Railay -- A better way : Tioman Island (Malaysia) -- Sands of time : the future of the beach resort.

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