Whether you're fascinated by our unique coastline, or just wanting to learn a little more about the coast you live on, you might be interested in A Coast for All Seasons.
Hayes and his wife -- with scores of photos and illustrations by Joseph M. Holmes -- set out to give an introductory understanding of coastal processes and land forms.
Then they tell what's interesting to see and why things look the way they do, island by island, inlet by inlet, sound by sound, estuary by estuary.
Each ripple and burrow on the beach has a story to tell, but too few of us are literate enough to read that story.
The book is available for $40 from Pandion Books.