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How discount to Read a North Carolina sale Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels (Southern Gateways Guides) online
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Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You''ll find the answers to these questions and dozens more in this comprehensive field guide to the state''s beaches, which shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story.

Orrin Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, and William Neal explore large-scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well as smaller features, such as bubble holes, drift lines, and black sands. In addition, coastal life forms large and small--from crabs and turtles to microscopic animals--are all discussed here. The concluding chapter contemplates the future of North Carolina beaches, considering the threats to their survival and assessing strategies for conservation. This indispensable beach book offers vacationers and naturalists a single source for learning to appreciate and preserve the natural features of a genuine state treasure.

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"A fine, accessible book about the beach . . . one suited to reading by the shore."
-- "Independent Weekly"

Three leading experts in coastal geology provide a guidebook to North Carolina beach characteristics for recreational beachgoers and naturalists. Topics include the interaction of wind, waves, and sand in the formation of dunes and barrier islands; smaller features such as sea foam, bubble holes, and sharks'' teeth; and strategies for conservation.

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The seven sections in How to Read a North Carolina Beach impart intimate knowledge about waves, sand and wind, their interactions and individual features. . . . How to Read a North Carolina Beach fosters understanding not only of the physical attributes of the beach and the dynamic equilibrium of the environment, but also how humans impact this ecosystem."-- Virginian Pilot

About the Author

Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University.

Tracy Monegan Rice is a coastal geologist and ecologist working in private consulting.

William J. Neal is professor emeritus of geology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

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