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Coastal Conservation Book Launch: J. Henry Fair

The Library Society and the Coastal Conservation League partner to celebrate the release of On The Edge: From Combahee To Winyah by J. Henry Fair, the revered photographer and environmental activist. Fair uses pictures to tell stories about people and things that affect people; On the Edge
is the first of his “Coastline” series and will surely delight all lovers of the Lowcountry. To RSVP, call 843-723-9912 or email dreutter@charlestonlibrarysociety.org

About the Book: On The Edge

This series is a portrait of the coasts before the major impacts of climate change and ocean rise take effect.Ironically, just as these realities council a move of infrastructure away from the ocean, coastal population density and infrastructure investment on the shore are rapidly increasing.

South Carolina is blessed with a stunning wild and beautiful coastline that goes from wilderness wetlands to world-class beaches.

It is a gift that is the result of geography, history, and inaccessibility, but the massive rush of people coming here to enjoy those amenities are overwhelming the existing infrastructure, and any attempts to preserve this gem.

Furthermore the combination of historic pollution issues, and the pressure to explore for petroleum resources combine with the reality of climate-change driven impacts to threaten this fragile coast.

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