Dr Rip's Essential Beach Book

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Informative and entertaining, this safety guide describes how beaches work from a scientific perspective. Written by a geomorphologist, this accessible handbook offers suggestions on which beaches to visit around the world as well as tips on how to avoid rip currents, treat jelly fish stings, and build sand castles. With instruction on how to be conscientious of both waves and the effects of climate change, this comprehensive manual celebrates beaches while warning beachgoers about its dangers.

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Rob Brander is a senior lecturer and coastal geomorphologist at the University of New South Wales. He is also a former surf lifesaver at Tamarama Beach in Sydney.

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“[Rob Brander's] knowledge of how beaches work has helped save many lives.”  —Bruce Hopkins, lifeguard and television personality, Bondi Rescue“Everyone interested in the beach should read this entertaining and informative book.”  —Peter George, commissioner of lifesaving, International Lifesaving Federation“So good, it should be compulsory reading at school, and in planes flying to Australia.”  —Karl Kruszelnicki, author, Never Mind the Bullocks, Here's the Science
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