Lessons from the Sand (Southern Gateways Guides) by Charles O Pilkey & Orrin H Pilkey (Paperback)

Charles Pilkey began his career as a geologist working for an oil company out of Abilene, Texas, an episode he refers to as his Babylonian captivity. By good fortune, he was able to escape by sailing away on a thirty-two-foot sloop, on which he lived for several years, feasting on fish and lobster and seasonally migrating with the birds up and down the East Coast. Like every sailor, he became a lover of the sea for its otherworldly beauty and a hater of the sea for its savage indifference. Eventually, Charles sold his boat and went back to school to study art. He became a roving sculptor, visiting seven continents and fifty-two countries (including a fourteen-year stint in Japan). The fruits of his travels can be seen in museums and parks and on college campuses in China, Japan, Korea, Italy, Turkey, and the United States.

Orrin Pilkey grew up in eastern Washington State, on the desert side of the mountains. He was very much oriented to the outdoors through fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, and even firefighting as a smoke jumper out of Missoula, Montana. Orrin never saw the ocean until he waded into the frigid waters of Puget Sound as a teenager. Like many others who grew up away from the sea, he became fascinated with it and studied oceanography in college. During the first twenty years after graduation, he spent more than a year in total studying the floor of the deep sea. When his parent's house was severely damaged by Hurricane Camille, he realized the sea's true power and decided to trade studying the deep for exploring shorelines. Today, after visiting beaches on all seven continents, Pilkey finds the subject of beaches and how they work more captivating than ever.

Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Activities
Series Title: Southern Gateways Guides
Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Age Range: Adult
Author: Charles O Pilkey & Orrin H Pilkey
Language: English
Lessons from the Sand  (Southern Gateways Guides) by Charles O Pilkey & Orrin H Pilkey (Paperback)

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Charles Pilkey began his career as a geologist working for an oil company out of Abilene, Texas, an episode he refers to as his Babylonian captivity. By good fortune, he was able to escape by sailing away on a thirty-two-foot sloop, on which he lived for several years, feasting on fish and lobster and seasonally migrating with the birds up and down the East Coast. Like every sailor, he became a lover of the sea for its otherworldly beauty and a hater of the sea for its savage indifference. Eventually, Charles sold his boat and went back to school to study art. He became a roving sculptor, visiting seven continents and fifty-two countries (including a fourteen-year stint in Japan). The fruits of his travels can be seen in museums and parks and on college campuses in China, Japan, Korea, Italy, Turkey, and the United States.

Orrin Pilkey grew up in eastern Washington State, on the desert side of the mountains. He was very much oriented to the outdoors through fishing, hunting, hiking, canoeing, and even firefighting as a smoke jumper out of Missoula, Montana. Orrin never saw the ocean until he waded into the frigid waters of Puget Sound as a teenager. Like many others who grew up away from the sea, he became fascinated with it and studied oceanography in college. During the first twenty years after graduation, he spent more than a year in total studying the floor of the deep sea. When his parent's house was severely damaged by Hurricane Camille, he realized the sea's true power and decided to trade studying the deep for exploring shorelines. Today, after visiting beaches on all seven continents, Pilkey finds the subject of beaches and how they work more captivating than ever.

Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Family + Relationships
Sub-Genre: Activities
Series Title: Southern Gateways Guides
Format: Paperback
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Age Range: Adult
Author: Charles O Pilkey & Orrin H Pilkey
Language: English

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