3rd Preview : Lessons From The Sand ; A Book By Charles O. Pilkey & Orrin H. Pilkey

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Lessons From The Sand:

Family-Friendly Science You Can Do On A Carolina Beach

A book by by Charles O. Pilkey and Orrin H. Pilkey

Illustrations © 2016 by Charles O. Pilkey.


Published by The University Of North Carolina Press – UNC Press

Ever wonder where sand comes from? Or why shells are colored differently? Or how to estimate the size of a wave? Featuring more than forty fun hands-on activities for families with children, Lessons from the Sand reveals the science behind the amazing natural wonders found on the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Easy-to-do experiments will help parents and kids discover the ways water, wind, sand, plants, animals, and people interact to shape the constantly changing beaches we love to visit…

“Although the geographic emphasis is on North and South Carolina beaches, most of the activities can be carried out on any ocean beach in the world. Lessons from the Sand is written by a father and son and is rooted in good science.

The activities explain how beaches work — providing the key to protecting them for future generations. The book not only will provide fun for families but many activities can be the basis for more advanced class projects and term papers.

This $19 paperback is available for pre-order from The University Of North Carolina Press – UNC Press. The book will be released on April 25, 2016.”

About the Authors:

Charles O. Pilkey is an artist and writer living in Mint Hill, North Carolina. Orrin H. Pilkey is James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at Duke University and coauthor of How to Read a North Carolina Beach.


Now In Preview:

Activity 17: “Volcanoes On The Beach” And Activity 25: “Shell Orientation”

These activities are excerpted from Lessons From The Sand: Family-Friendly Science You Can Do On a Carolina Beach; by Charles O. Pilkey and Orrin H. Pilkey.

Copyright © 2016 by Charles O. Pilkey and Orrin H. Pilkey.
Illustrations © 2016 by Charles O. Pilkey.
Published by The University Of North Carolina Press – UNC Press
Used by permission of the publisher.


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To order and for more information please contact: UNC Press


See First Preview – Activity 1: “Wave Height” And Activity 4: “Longshore Currents”
These activities are excerpted from “Lessons From The Sand: Family-Friendly Science You Can Do On a Carolina Beach” a book by Charles O. Pilkey and Orrin H. Pilkey.

See 2nd Preview – Activity 10: “Beach Erosion” And Activity 14: “Barking Sand”
These activities are excerpted from “Lessons From The Sand: Family-Friendly Science You Can Do On a Carolina Beach” a book by Charles O. Pilkey and Orrin H. Pilkey.

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