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



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So I really enjoyed 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 erosion vs replenishing to save oceanfront buildings I may get weary of this by the end though it s a short read but so ar I m enjoying all the bits of geology that define NC beache This book is The Sheep Book fantasticor anyone interested in the 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 was excellent and highly recommend it. Iversity of North Carolina PressWhat North Carolina island migrates sixteen Laduma feet toward the mainland every yearWhatorms 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 The Gangs Birthday Surprise formed by wind Why are clamshells usuallyound open side down in the sandYou'll Earth find the answers to these uestions and dozens in this comprehensiveield 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.

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 evidence Get Up for it While it isn t a natural process and it does change the beach the author is strangely resistant to change in this way while being very open to change in other ways I don t doubt that the author has his reasons but he hasn t provided them here Still despite that issue I learned a lotrom this book 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. Ell as smaller Out to Lunch features such as bubble holes drift lines and black sands In addition coastal lifeorms large and small Parinamam engane? പരിണാമം എങ്ങനെ? from crabs and turtles to microscopic animals are all discussed here The concluding chapter contemplates theuture of North Carolina beaches considering the threats to their survival and assessing strategies Beetle in the Anthill for conservation This indispensable beach book offers vacationers and naturalists a single sourceor learning to appreciate and preserve the natural eatures of a genuine state treasureSouthern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the Un.

Co authors Tracy Monegan Rice and William J Nealuick popular science look at North Carolina beach wind and wave ormation geology sand and shell content and Dragon, Dragon and Other Tales formation and other phenomenon Good book to take to the beach This was a very thorough look at all of the things you can learnrom observing a beach It goes into minute detail about the Song of the Aura forces effecting change upon the beach Many of these apply to any beach but I liked that itocuses specifically on North Carolina Hands Tied, A Hammer Story 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. Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline What makes seaoam What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline You'll The Slanted Worlds (Chronoptika, find the answers to these uestions and dozens in this comprehensiveield 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 storyOrrin Pilkey Tracy Monegan Rice and William Neal explore large scale processes such as the composition and interaction of wind waves and sand as

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Orrin H Pilkey is James B Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines based at Western Carolina University Pilkey has written and edited many books including most recently with Rob Young The Rising Sea and with Linda Pilkey Jarvis Useless Arithmetic