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Atlantic Coast Beaches: A Guide to Ripples, Dunes, and Other Natural Features of the Seashore.

Atlantic Coast Beaches: A Guide to Ripples, Dunes, and Other Natural Features of the Seashore.

WILLIAM J. NEAL, ORRIN H. PILKEY, AND JOSEPH T. KELLEY

The beach offers more than a place to soak up sun and collect seashells, these three geologists write. They reveal less-recognized attributes of beaches from Maine to Florida. The authors detail the varieties of beaches--including barrier island shorelines, spits, and tombolos. The authors explain the anatomy of a beach and explain how a changing sea level and weather conditions can affect it over time. They explain various wave formations, types of sand, beach shapes, and features such as sand ripples and sea foam. Finally, they look at what past and present beach-preservation efforts are doing to the beaches of the Atlantic coast and suggest new ways to conserve beaches for future generations. Mountain Press, 2007, 250 p., b&w photos, paperback, $20.00.
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Date:Jul 7, 2007
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