Atlantic Coast Beaches

Atlantic Coast Beaches

A Guide to Ripples, Dunes, and Other Natural Features of the Seashore

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Neal (geology, Grand Valley State U., Michigan), Pilkey (environmental and earth sciences, Duke U.), and Kelley (marine geology, U. of Maine) offer a layperson's guide to the geological features of beaches along the Atlantic Coast, from Maine to Florida. Topics addressed include beach movement in response to waves, wind, tide, and currents; ocean movement; what sand is and how it is modified traveling to the shore and by beach processes; beach shape; learning to read a beach; what can be learned from shells; dunes and winter beaches; and the impact of humans on beaches. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs and diagrams. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780878425341
0878425349
Characteristics: xii, 250 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Kelley, Joseph T.
Pilkey, Orrin H. 1934-

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