The ecology of beaches

Lots of us enjoy relaxing out at the beach over the summer. The beach and coasts have played an important cultural and economic role throughout human history. But few of us realize that beaches around the world are threatened by a variety of factors, including careless beachfront development and climate change. This is not just a problem for other countries, or just the east and west coasts- even the beaches of Lake Michigan have seen significant erosion recently! So, on the next hot day you sit out by the shore, check out the following books, and think about how such an idyllic environment can be preserved:

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