Waves and Beaches, Willard Bascom

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Posted by Chuck Tribolet on January 26, 2010 at 11:47:36:

In Reply to: Re: Response to posting of Jan 24, 2010 posted by seahunt on January 25, 2010 at 20:51:52:

I did my last unit of college out of Waves and Beaches. 1 unit of
geology (I needed one more science unit), digging holes in the
beach. I still have a copy. It's a book with good explanations
for the layman and enough math to keep us geeks happy too.

Bascom did a lot of the initial beach profile surveys using a
DUKW amphibious truck and a leadline (sonar doesn't work in the
bubbles). There's a great picture of him and the DUKW, surfing
in at Carmel River State Beach. The surf: 12'!

ISBN 0-385-14844-5 for the 1980 paperback. They are available used
from Amazon, query: Willard Bascom Waves and Beaches Somebody
wants $726 for the 1980 hardcover edition (which isn't even the
first edition)! Paperbacks are quite reasonable.

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