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How to Read a North Carolina Beach

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2004

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How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Author Orrin Pilkey Deciphers the Mysteries of the Tar Heel Coast On North Carolina Bookwatch, Sunday, September 19, at 5 PM

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 the all-new comprehensive field guide to the state's beaches, How to Read a North Carolina Beach: Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels. This all-new guidebook by author Orrin Pilkey shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story.

Sunday, September 19, at 5 PM, Pilkey appears on UNC-TV's literary series North Carolina Bookwatch to discuss the large-scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well as smaller beach features, such as bubble holes, drift lines, and black sands, that make up our Tar Heel coast. Viewers can take a walk on the beach with this coastal expert as he reveals some of the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline.

Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology at Duke University. Pilkey and William J. Neal are editors of the Living with the Shore book series.

During this season of North Carolina Bookwatch, guests will also include: J. Peder Zane (Remarkable Reads), Sharyn McCrumb (Ghost Riders), Clyde Edgerton (Lunch at the Piccadilly), Jim Early (Tar Heel Barbecue), Lynn York (The Piano Teacher), John Dalton (Heaven Lake), Chuck Stone (Squizzy the Black Squirrel), Bart Ehrman (Lost Christianities), Sheila Kay Adams (My Old True Love), Joe May (Poe & Fanny), Orin Starn (Ishi's Brain), Karen Barker (Sweet Stuff), Dr. Gerald Bell (The Carolina Way), B.J. Mountford (Bloodlines of Shackleford Banks), John Shelton Reed (Minding the South), Steven Sherrill (Visits from the Drowned Girl), Carl Ernst (Following Muhammad), Bill Thompson (Sweet Tea, Fried Chicken & Lazy Dogs) and Walter Turner (Paving Tobacco Road).


Funding for North Carolina Bookwatch is provided by UNC-TV members and by Quail Ridge Books and Music, Raleigh's independent, full service bookstore, bringing readers and writers together since 1984.

North Carolina Bookwatch is part of UNC-TV's ongoing commitment to produce programs for and about North Carolina. UNC-TV is the statewide 11-station broadcast network of the University of North Carolina.

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How to Read a North Carolina Beach

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