Orrin Pilkey ’57 has written several books on beaches, shorelines, sea levels, and climate change.

You can read reviews of his books from Washington State Magazine.

Retreat from a Rising Sea: Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change (2016)

The World’s Beaches: A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline (2011)

The Rising Sea (2009)

You can read more about Pilkey’s works in WSM Spring 2012, at his Duke University website and on Wikipedia. He also received the WSUAA Alumni Achievement and the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Awards.