The text explores such historical transformations as the evolution of the waterways from places of commerce to venues of health and recreation, as well as the bathing suit's revealing journey from full-body cover-up to string bikini. Information about environmental concerns (including beach safety and preservation), along with quirky facts and trivia, round out this intriguing volume.
©2001 Elizabeth Van Steenwyk; (P)2001 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[A] fun grab bag of history, trivia, and useful information....Fields reads with vivacity, sounding exactly like a beach enthusiast eager to share her passion." (Publishers Weekly)
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