University Researcher Publishes New Book for Beach Lovers

March 10, 2014

Richard Davis

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Dr. Richard Davis, a Research Associate at the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, has recently published a book titled “Beaches of the Gulf Coast.” The book was released on Jan. 20, 2014 via Texas A&M University Press.

“This book is aimed at the person who visits the beach and wants to learn more about it,” Davis said

Davis is a coastal geologist and uses his scientific discipline and insight to present a basic representation and understanding of beach environments, how they change and what impact human interaction has on that change. The book goes in to detail about the differences between natural beaches and beaches that have human habitation, and the common wildlife found on and around Gulf Coast beaches. It includes a chapter on each of the Gulf states, plus one on Mexico and Cuba.

The book includes photographs, charts, maps and satellite images to help convey a basic understanding of these environments for any who lives near or on the beach and for those who simply love to visit Gulf Coast beaches.