About the Author
William J. Neal is professor emeritus and past chairman of the Department of Geology at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. As a sedimentologist he has been involved in coastal studies since the 1970s. In 1993 he received (with) Orrin H. Pilkey the American Geological Institute's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Public Understanding of Geology. Orrin H. Pilkey and Joseph T. Kelley are contributing authors.