This book is a father-son team effort that builds on the artistic talents of Charles Pilkey and the textual expertise of both Orrin and Charles. The book is dedicated to Orrin's wife, Sharlene Pilkey, who passed away last year. Clearly designed and presented for the average beachgoer, professional coastal specialists will enjoy the book equally well. The book is profusely illustrated with color photos and drawings on nearly every page. The depth of coverage is insightful and rewarding to the reader who will experience the coast in many new ways.

Lessons from the Sand is divided into nine chapters that logically subdivide a complex subject into separate but integrated topical areas. The chapters are as follows: Chapter 1: Waves, Chapter 2: Moving Beaches, Chapter 3: Sand, Chapter 4: Beach Features, Chapter 5: Shells, Chapter 6: Life at the Beach, Chapter 7: The...

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