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How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels

Popular Science

By: Orrin H Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice and William J Neal

176 pages, Illus

University of North Carolina Press

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #149713 | ISBN: 0807855103
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About this book

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.

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Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at Duke University. Tracy Monegan Rice is a coastal geologist working for the federal government. William J. Neal is professor of geology at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Pilkey and Neal are editors of the Living with the Shore book series.

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