#Free ä How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels ð eBook or E-pub free

Co authors Tracy Monegan Rice and William J Neal.Quick 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. #Free â How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels Ç 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 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 storyOrrin Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, and William Neal explore large scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well 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 University of North Carolina PressWhat North Carolina island migrates sixteen feet toward the mainland every year What forms the tiny volcanoes of sand that ooze bubbles of water What is barking sand Why do you sometimes sink ankle deep in beach sand What type of wave is not formed by wind Why are clamshells usually found open side down in the sand You ll find the answers to these questions 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 ever changing geological story Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shorelineSouthern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press I may get weary of this by the end though it s a short read , but so far I m enjoying all the bits of geology that define NC beaches, and for example, 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 Learned a lot, and continue to carry it to the beach as a handy, helpful reference. This was a very thorough look at all of the things you can learn from observing a beach It goes into minute detail about the forces effecting 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 creatu This was a very thorough look at all of the things you can learn from observing a beach It goes into minute detail about the forces effecting 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 evidence 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 lot from this book I ve been visiting the North Carolina coast annually almost all of my life, 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.