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In the field of flood risk reduction, comparative international work is rare. Even more so are book-length treatments that look not only across international boundaries, but disciplines as well. Coastal Flood Risk Reduction does just that and more. This book is the most systematic, integrated, and detailed study of flooding ever produced between the Netherlands and the Upper Texas Coast in the United States. Based on an ongoing 6-year collaborative investigation, 43 authors representing numerous academic entities in both countries contributed 35 chapters addressing seemingly every angle of the problem and their potential solutions. Even more unique, this body of work is driven by a place-based research and learning approach to address floods, where students provide the inspiration for inquiry and innovation.