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Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast

Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast

Common Birds, Crabs, Shells, Fish, and Other Entities of the Coastal Environment

  • Author: Peter Meyer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780962818660
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 240
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Second Edition. Completely updated, revised and expanded version of book originally published in 1991. A field guide of commonly found things on coastal Carolina beaches and surrounding estuaries.

Life along the Inner Coast

Life along the Inner Coast

A Naturalist's Guide to the Sounds, Inlets, Rivers, and Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Key West

  • Author: Robert L. Lippson,Alice Jane Lippson
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807898597
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 472
  • View: 2017
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For decades, marine scientists Robert and Alice Jane Lippson have traveled the rivers, backwaters, sounds, bays, lagoons, and inlets stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys aboard their trawler, Odyssey. The culmination of their leisurely journeys, Life along the Inner Coast is a guide to the plants, animals, and habitats found in one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. It is a valuable resource for naturalists, students, and anyone who lives or vacations along the Atlantic inner coast. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

How to Read a North Carolina Beach

How to Read a North Carolina Beach

Bubble Holes, Barking Sands, and Rippled Runnels

  • Author: Orrin H. Pilkey,Tracy Monegan Rice,William J. Neal
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469619679
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 180
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Take a walk on the beach with three coastal experts who reveal the secrets and the science of the North Carolina shoreline. What makes sea foam? What are those tiny sand volcanoes along the waterline? You'll find the answers to these questions and dozens more in this comprehensive field guide to the state's beaches, which shows visitors how to decipher the mysteries of the beach and interpret clues to an ever-changing geological story. Orrin Pilkey, Tracy Monegan Rice, and William Neal explore large-scale processes, such as the composition and interaction of wind, waves, and sand, as well as smaller features, such as bubble holes, drift lines, and black sands. In addition, coastal life forms large and small--from crabs and turtles to microscopic animals--are all discussed here. The concluding chapter contemplates the future of North Carolina beaches, considering the threats to their survival and assessing strategies for conservation. This indispensable beach book offers vacationers and naturalists a single source for learning to appreciate and preserve the natural features of a genuine state treasure. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast

The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast

Barrier Islands, Coastal Waters, and Wetlands

  • Author: Dirk Frankenberg
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807872369
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
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For some years, The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast has stood as an essential resource for all who treasure our coastal environment. In this book, Dirk Frankenberg describes the southern coast's beaches, inlets, and estuaries and instructs readers in the responsible exploration and enjoyment of some of North Carolina's most precious natural areas. From Ocracoke Inlet to the South Carolina border, this field guide provides a close-up look at a complex ecosystem, highlighting the processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, North Carolina's southern coast. Frankenberg identifies over 50 different areas of interest along 180 miles of coastline and presents images to help identify natural processes, plants, and plant communities. In addition, he addresses threats to these fragile coastal areas and possible solutions for these threats. Tom Earnhart's new foreword brings the book up to date, helping us appreciate why a deeper understanding of this environment is crucial to its continued enjoyment. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

P Is for Palmetto

P Is for Palmetto

A South Carolina Alphabet

  • Author: Carol Crane
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • ISBN: 1585366404
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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P is for Palmetto is a collection of evocative pages of watercolor that covers this beautiful southeastern state from A to Z. Carol Crane captures the diverse features of South Carolina with her flowing verse and solid expository text, while, within the images of Mary Whyte, you can almost envision yourself standing in the vast cotton fields and walking along the sandy shores of its stunning coastline. South Carolinians, young and old, will treasure P is for Palmetto and educators will find its two-tiered teaching format extremely useful in their classrooms.

South Carolina Wildlife

South Carolina Wildlife

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Fishing
  • Page: N.A
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The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

A Guide to Shadow Dunes, Ghost Forests, and Other Telltale Clues from an Ever-Changing Coast

  • Author: Tonya Clayton
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807882534
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 228
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Come explore the geology of Florida's Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird's-eye view down to a crab's-eye view. You'll journey from Panhandle sugar-sand beaches to southwestern shell beaches, taking a fresh look at the ever-changing landscape. With Tonya Clayton as your guide, you'll learn how to recognize the stories and read the clues of these dynamic shores, reshaped daily by winds, waves, and sometimes bulldozers or dump trucks. This dynamic tour begins with a broad description of Florida's Gulf Coast, roaming from popular Perdido Key in the northwest to remote Cape Sable in the south. You'll first fly over large-scale coastal features such as the barrier islands, learning to spot signs of the many processes that shape the shores. In subsequent chapters you'll visit dunes and beaches to check out sand ripples, tracings, and other markings that show the handiwork of beach breezes, ocean waves, animal life, and even raindrops and air bubbles. You'll also encounter signs of human shaping, including massive boulder structures and sand megatransfers. With a conversational style and more than a hundred illustrations, How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach makes coastal science accessible, carrying vacationers and Florida natives alike on a lively, informative tour of local beach features. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast

A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast

  • Author: Curtis J. Badger
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813922812
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 115
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As Curtis Badger will tell you, "Being a good naturalist has more to do with being an enthusiastic observer than traveling to distant places. It is more a matter of curiosity than of a need for adventure, a frame of mind rather than peculiarity of place." A Naturalist’s Guide to the Virginia Coast will indeed incite an enthusiastic interest in that special place where the land meets the sea. Among Badger’s goals is to draw the observer beyond the armchair and reading lamp, the museum and classroom, and outdoors onto the beaches and tidal flats of the Virginia coast to experience its rich natural diversity firsthand. And foot-first: Feel the mud between your toes on the tidal flats at Chincoteague; walk the sandy beach at Back Bay; pedal a bike along the Cape Henry Trail at First Landing State Park. Informative as a guidebook—complete with sections on Virginia’s primary coastal wilderness areas and appendices listing where to go and what to look for— A Naturalist’s Guide also serves as a natural history primer, offering clear and concise chapters on the ecological, historical, and botanical background of the region Badger explores. For the parent adventuring with a curious child or the experienced birder in new territory, the weekend wanderer or the seasoned naturalist, Curtis Badger’s user-friendly guide provides an engaging discussion about just the sorts of wondrous things the interested observer will encounter on a visit to Virginia’s coastline. tag:A handy family guide to Virginia's diverse coastline from the Eastern Shore's favorite naturalist

Exploring the Southeast States Through Literature

Exploring the Southeast States Through Literature

  • Author: Linda Veltze
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 205
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Exploring the United States through Literature describes the best of current print and nonprint materials teachers can use with their students to study individual states. Each volume covers a different geographic area and presents selected materials that represent the uniquely rich and varied history, diversity, geography, industries, resources, famous people, and contemporary culture of each state in that region. Much more than a series of detailed bibliographies, the volumes in the Exploring the United States through Literature series also describe classroom-tested activities that directly relate to each source.

The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands

The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands

Restless Ribbons of Sand

  • Author: Orrin H. Pilkey
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822322245
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 318
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Includes information on hazards (storms, tides, floods, erosion, island migration, and earthquakes), risk assesment, building codes and other laws, and how to build or retrofit homes near the beach.

South Carolina Nature Viewing Guide

South Carolina Nature Viewing Guide

  • Author: Patricia L. Jerman
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780963282132
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 112
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More than ninety of the best and most accessible nature viewing sites in South Carolina. Includes detailed descriptions of the sites, maps, access information, nature viewing tips and colorful, scenic photographs of the featured areas. The sites included in this book were selected by a panel of natural resources experts who provided technical support in the research and development of this guide.

Tideland Treasure

Tideland Treasure

Expanded Edition

  • Author: Todd Ballantine
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781611171563
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 224
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Tideland Treasure is an illustrated guide to the beaches and marshes of the eastern coast of the United States, encompassing seashores and wetlands from Ocean City, New Jersey, to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Rich with true-to-life illustrations and handwritten text, this handsome guidebook captures the nature of the sea, beach, salt marsh, plants, and animals of the region in easy-to-understand text. Common names are used to make the information memorable for casual beachcombers and amateur naturalists alike. This expanded edition includes fifty new color illustrations, a new foreword, five new essays, a new glossary of tideland terms, and a new index of common and scientific names of tideland species.

A birder's guide to coastal North Carolina

A birder's guide to coastal North Carolina

  • Author: John O. Fussell
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 540
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Offers advice on watching the four hundred species of birds found in North Carolina's national seashores, national forests, wildlife refuges, state parks, and game lands

The Nature of the Outer Banks

The Nature of the Outer Banks

Environmental Processes, Field Sites, and Development Issues, Corolla to Ocracoke

  • Author: Dirk Frankenberg
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807872377
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 176
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North Carolina's Outer Banks are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and the rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate with the wind; and storms open new inlets and dump sand in channels and sounds. A classic guide, The Nature of the Outer Banks describes these dynamic forces and guides visitors to sites where they can see these phenomena in action. In the first section of the book, Dirk Frankenberg highlights three major processes on the Outer Banks: the rising sea level, movement of sand by wind and water, and stabilization of sand by plant life. In the second section, he provides a mile-by-mile field guide to the northern Banks, and in the final section, he alerts readers to the dangers of overdevelopment on the Outer Banks. In a new foreword for this edition, Betsy Bennett documents the ever-more-critical situation of these shifting sands. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press

Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast: A Great Destination (Second Edition)

Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast: A Great Destination (Second Edition)

  • Author: Renee Wright
  • Publisher: The Countryman Press
  • ISBN: 1581577354
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 304
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Let this guide show you why the Outer Banks is one of the most unique and interesting places in the U.S. to visit. The Outer Banks preserves history and traditions lost to more urban areas of the eastern U.S. Whether it’s wild Banker ponies, historic Kitty Hawk, or hidden beaches that visitors would otherwise never find, author Renee Wright leads you to her Wright Choices.”

A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas

A Field Guide to Mushrooms of the Carolinas

  • Author: Alan E. Bessette,Arleen R. Bessette,Michael W. Hopping
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469638541
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 432
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Mushrooms in the wild present an enticing challenge: some are delicious, others are deadly, and still others take on almost unbelievable forms. This field guide introduces 650 mushrooms found in the Carolinas--more than 50 of them appearing in a field guide for the first time--using clear language and color photographs to reveal their unique features. What's included: Hundreds of full color photographs of Carolina mushrooms Information on mushroom edibility and toxicity Microscopic information An overview of the Carolinas' role in the history of American mycology Perfect for those interested in learning more about mushrooms, the unusually large number of described species makes this book a must-have for experienced mushroom hunters as well as beginners. Here, at last, is the field guide for North and South Carolina mushrooms, from the mountains to the coast, presented in a single, portable volume.

Seashells in My Pocket

Seashells in My Pocket

A Child's Nature Guide to Exploring the Atlantic Coast

  • Author: Judith Hansen
  • Publisher: Appalachian Mountain Club
  • ISBN: 9781878239150
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 160
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A guide to the plants and animals that may be found along the Atlantic shore from Maine to North Carolina.

North Carolina beaches

North Carolina beaches

a guide to coastal access

  • Author: Glenn Morris
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
  • ISBN: 9780807844137
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 294
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Provides detailed information on national seashores, state parks, wildlife refuges, historic sites, fishing, boating, lighthouses, museums, ferries, and other sites along the North Carolina coast

A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores

A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores

Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean

  • Author: Eugene H. Kaplan
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395975169
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 425
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With more than 750 illustrations, including 300 color photographs, this guide covers more than 1,000 species, such as shoreside plants, clams, shrimps, crabs, corals, seaweeds, sponges, and sea urchins, as well as all of the common seashore communities found from Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean.