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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
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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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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.

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.

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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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.

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

Did You See That? on the Outer Banks

Did You See That? on the Outer Banks

A GPS Guide to the Out of the Ordinary Attractions on the North Carolina Coast

  • Author: Joe Sledge
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • ISBN: 9781514726761
  • Category:
  • Page: 210
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The Outer Banks of North Carolina has a great and diverse collection of history and nature, from pirates to pilots, first colonies to first flights, tall dunes to taller lighthouses. The amount of historical events is impressive for such a tiny ribbon of sand. Even more impressive are the many hidden tales and legends that exist throughout the Outer Banks, events that may be unknown to both local and visitor alike. Chapters include tales of abandoned ghost towns, homes built and rebuilt from nothing, a witch's cursed tree, bridges where no car travels, UFOs, bloody pirate tales, statues that traveled thousands of miles, lesser known monuments and the strange details they hold, and all the other wonderful bits of the strange and wonderful that makes up the Outer Banks. And sharks. And every one of these places can be visited, if you try hard enough. Did You See That? On The Outer Banks visits locations in and around Corolla, Duck and Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Manteo, Dare County mainland, the Hatteras Seashore, Buxton, Ocracoke, and Portsmouth Island. Included in Did You See That? On The Outer Banks is a detailed description of each location, including their histories and legends. Also included is a rating of how odd the subject is, how difficult it is to visit, and the GPS coordinates for each place. Simply type in the coordinates on your favorite map device and follow the directions to your favorite location. Make your trip to the North Carolina coast more fun with Did You See That? On The Outer Banks.

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

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.

Calypso

Calypso

  • Author: David Sedaris
  • Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641234050
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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#1-Bestseller der New York Times Den betörend geheimnisvollen Namen Calypso teilen sich unter anderem eine griechische Meeresnymphe, ein afrikanisch-karibischer Tanzrhythmus und ein Saturnmond. Fragt man David Sedaris, ist Calypso ein besonders bescheuerter Name für eine Katze. Aber auch ein betörend geheimnisvoller Titel für die lang erwartete neue Geschichtensammlung eines der erfolgreichsten Humoristen unserer Zeit, der es wie kein anderer versteht, zarte Schönheit im Hässlichen zu entdecken und die banale Komik des schönen Scheins zu entlarven. Die autobiografischen Geschichten in Calypso kreisen um das solare Zentrum der Familie. In den Ferien und an Feiertagen kommt der Sedaris-Clan zusammen, im elterlichen Strandhaus, später in David Sedaris' eigener Zuflucht mit Meerblick, und flickt am generationsübergreifenden Quilt aus gescheiterten Beziehungen, tragischen Toden, späten Einsichten - und hartnäckiger Liebe zu den Freunden, die man sich nicht aussuchen kann.

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.

North Carolina Beaches

North Carolina Beaches

  • Author: Glenn Morris
  • Publisher: North Carolina Beaches
  • ISBN: 9780807856185
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 335
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Long hailed as the best guide to enjoying the state's 320 miles of coastline, North Carolina Beaches will help you find just the right spot for a long vacation or a one-day getaway. In this completely revised third edition, Glenn Morris takes a fresh and timely look at North Carolina's ever-changing coastal landscape, with its national seashores, state parks, public beaches, wildlife refuges, and historic sites as well as the beach communities where people live, work, and play. In a beach-by-beach tour, Morris details attractions and activities and provides phone numbers, addresses, and websites to help with your trip planning. Maps show the best places to park and what facilities--campgrounds, showers, restrooms, and more--to expect. Short features on topics from bird life to tidal forces inform and entertain. This book should be the first thing beachgoers pack for a visit to our coast.

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

Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas

Seacoast Plants of the Carolinas

A New Guide for Plant Identification and Use in the Coastal Landscape

  • Author: Paul E. Hosier
  • Publisher: Southern Gateways Guides
  • ISBN: 9781469641430
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 504
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"This volume updates and expands upon an earlier book written by Karl Graetz and first published in 1973 by North Carolina Sea Grant. For over four decades, Graetz's book informed residents and visitors to the Carolinas coast about native plants. However, knowledge of coastal processes and the flora and fauna of the region has increased dramatically since 1973. Continued development of coastal resources and new generations of scientists, residents, and visitors have created the need for an update of the original seacoast plants book"--Provided by publisher.

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