Author has his reasons but he hasn t provided them here Still despite that issue I learned a lot from this book I may get weary issue I learned a lot from this book I may get weary this by the nd though it s a short read but so far I m njoying all the bits of geology that define NC beaches and for xample make the Outer Banks different to swim in than southern beaches It also has a section about spotting the identifying features of organisms on the beach which is why I checked it out in
the first place It s in the Wake County library system This first place It s in the Wake County library system This is fantastic for anyone interested in the Love for Imperfect Things ecology and geology of barrier islands Orin Pilkey is a geologist at Duke University and the book is written in an informative but not overly scientific way I think it wasxcellent and highly recommend it. Iversity of North Carolina PressWhat North Carolina island migrates sixteen feet toward the mainland A Heart of Stone every yearWhat forms the tiny volcanoes of sand that ooze bubbles of waterWhat is barking sandWhy do you sometimes sink ankle deep in beach sandWhat type of wave is not formed by wind Why are clamshells usually found open side down in the sandYou'll find the answers to these uestions and dozens 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 anver changing geological story. Learned a lot and continue to carry it to the beach as a handy helpful reference I ve been visiting the North Carolina coast annually almost all of my life so I really njoyed this book and wish I d read it sooner It was very informative without being overly technical and the photos were helpful in illustrating many of Pilkey s points I was glad the author addressed the issue of beach rosion vs replenishing to save oceanfront buildings Co authors Tracy Monegan Rice and William J Nealuick popular science look at North Carolina beach wind and wave formation geology sand and shell content and formation and other phenomenon Good book to take to the beach This was a very thorough look at all of the things you can learn from observing a beach It all of the things you can learn from observing a beach It Take a walk on the beach with three coastal xperts who reveal the secrets and the science of with three coastal xperts who reveal the secrets and the science of North Carolina shoreline What makes sea foam What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline You'll find the answers to these uestions and dozens 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 ver changing geological storyOrrin Pilkey Tracy Monegan Rice
and William Neal xplore large scale processes such as the composition and interaction of wind waves and sand as William Neal xplore large scale processes such as the composition and interaction of wind waves and sand as .
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Into minute detail about the forces ffecting change upon the beach Many of these apply to any beach but I liked that it focuses specifically on North Carolina from the sources of the sand to the species that live or lived here Having recently moved to the beach I appreciated getting to know how it came to be and what is happening on a daily basis I also learned the names of some of the creatures and things I see at the beach The only issue I had was that the author asserts that beach nourishment is harmful to the beach but without actually giving any vidence for it While it isn t a natural process and it does change the beach the author is strangely resistant process and it does change the beach the author is strangely resistant change in this way while being very open to change in other ways I don t doubt that the. Ell 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 treasureSouthern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the Un.