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Seashells of North Carolina

Seashells of North Carolina

  • Author: Hugh J. Porter,Lynn Houser
  • Publisher: John F Blair Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 132
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For many people, seashells are just part of the beach scenery--thousands of pretty but nameless objects strewn along the shore. Other people know the names of shells but often wonder how they were formed and what type of animal lived inside. Such incidental knowledge may not seem important, but it can encourage people to observe their environment more closely and to gain a better understanding of it. As a result, they may become better fishers, more informed teachers or more conscientious stewards of our coast. To this end, the seashell guide was produced. Many collectors get started when they find an intriguing shell, perhaps after a storm, and search for it in a guide. Others, by chance, meet an experienced sheller on the beach. Talking with a collector passionate about shells is likely to spark an interest in anyone who has spent time at the coast. A walk down the beach is never the same once you begin to recognize a few shells. Gradually, you learn to use certain marks to solve the puzzle of shell identification. The walk becomes more satisfying as you recognize familiar shells like old friends, and it becomes more exciting as you look for new ones.

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

A Beachcomber's Guide

  • Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1561644978
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 77
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With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and color photographs. Accounts feature glimpses of each seashell's former life as a living creature. The organization and descriptions as well as the photographs make shell identification easy.

Carolina Seashells

Carolina Seashells

  • Author: Nancy Rhyne
  • Publisher: Sandlapper Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780878440771
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 96
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Describes over 200 seashells commonly found on the beaches of North and South Carolina, discussing shell lore, shell collections, and when and where to find the shells mentioned.

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

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.

Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

  • Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington
  • Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
  • ISBN: 1561644900
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 342
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"Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas" satisfies a beachcomber's curiosity within a comprehensive yet easily browsed guide covering beach processes, plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects. Full-color photos. Maps.

Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History

Encyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History

  • Author: John Wesley Tunnell
  • Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
  • ISBN: 1603443371
  • Category: NATURE
  • Page: 527
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Shells of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia

Shells of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia

Common and Notable Species

  • Author: Quick Reference Publishers
  • Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781936913244
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 6
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This colorful, educational guide is an excellent resource for identifying the shells, common sea beans and other coastal drift found in beach, bay and related coastal habitats. Great for all ages and is perfect for anyone who enjoys the coastal areas whether briefly visiting the beach to nature enthusiasts and beachcombers. This conveniently sized guide features photographs grouped by color of some of North Carolina/South Carolina/Georgias common, uncommon and highly sought shelled animals. Other aquatic coastal animals are also included, plus important information about the wrack line and the coastal drift treasures hidden there. Common and scientific names, shell ranges, maximum sizes, and other features are described in this guide. Field identification assistance and educational tips are also presented. This pocket-sized, 12-panel, laminated, waterproof guide is great for outdoor coastal experiences.

The Book of Shells

The Book of Shells

A Life-Size Guide to Identifying and Classifying Six Hundred Seashells

  • Author: M. G. Harasewych,Fabio Moretzsohn
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022617705X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 656
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Who among us hasn’t marveled at the diversity and beauty of shells? Or picked one up, held it to our ear, and then gazed in wonder at its shape and hue? Many a lifelong shell collector has cut teeth (and toes) on the beaches of the Jersey Shore, the Outer Banks, or the coasts of Sanibel Island. Some have even dived to the depths of the ocean. But most of us are not familiar with the biological origin of shells, their role in explaining evolutionary history, and the incredible variety of forms in which they come. Shells are the external skeletons of mollusks, an ancient and diverse phylum of invertebrates that are in the earliest fossil record of multicellular life over 500 million years ago. There are over 100,000 kinds of recorded mollusks, and some estimate that there are over amillion more that have yet to be discovered. Some breathe air, others live in fresh water, but most live in the ocean. They range in size from a grain of sand to a beach ball and in weight from a few grams to several hundred pounds. And in this lavishly illustrated volume, they finally get their full due. The Book of Shells offers a visually stunning and scientifically engaging guide to six hundred of the most intriguing mollusk shells, each chosen to convey the range of shapes and sizes that occur across a range of species. Each shell is reproduced here at its actual size, in full color, and is accompanied by an explanation of the shell’s range, distribution, abundance, habitat, and operculum—the piece that protects the mollusk when it’s in the shell. Brief scientific and historical accounts of each shell and related species include fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden its portrait. The Matchless Cone, for instance, or Conus cedonulli, was one of the rarest shells collected during the eighteenth century. So much so, in fact, that a specimen in 1796 was sold for more than six times as much as a painting by Vermeer at the same auction. But since the advent of scuba diving, this shell has become far more accessible to collectors—though not without certain risks. Some species of Conus produce venom that has caused more than thirty known human deaths. The Zebra Nerite, the Heart Cockle, the Indian Babylon, the Junonia, the Atlantic Thorny Oyster—shells from habitats spanning the poles and the tropics, from the highest mountains to the ocean’s deepest recesses, are all on display in this definitive work.

North Carolina's Barrier Islands

North Carolina's Barrier Islands

Wonders of Sand, Sea, and Sky

  • Author: David Blevins
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469632500
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 200
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In this stunning book, nature photographer and ecologist David Blevins offers an inspiring visual journey to North Carolina's barrier islands as you have never seen them before. These islands are unique and ever-changing places with epic origins, surprising plants and animals, and an uncertain future. From snow geese midflight to breathtaking vistas along otherworldly dunes, Blevins has captured the incredible natural diversity of North Carolina's coast in singular detail. His photographs and words reveal the natural character of these islands, the forces that shape them, and the sense of wonder they inspire. Featuring over 150 full-color images from Currituck Banks, the Cape Hatteras and Cape Lookout National Seashores, and the islands of the southern coast, North Carolina's Barrier Islands is not only a collection of beautiful images of landscapes, plants, and animals but also an appeal for their conservation.

Topsail Island

Topsail Island

  • Author: BJ. Cothran
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780738566016
  • Category: History
  • Page: 95
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Time often stands still along the picturesque shores that dot one of North Carolina's favorite barrier islands. Islanders have always loved Topsail's quiet, small-town charm and seclusion.

Seashells of Southern Florida

Seashells of Southern Florida

Living Marine Mollusks of the Florida Keys and Adjacent Regions, Bivalves

  • Author: Paula M. Mikkelsen,Rüdiger Bieler
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 503
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"Paula Mikkelsen and Rudiger Bieler cover more than three hundred species of bivalves, including clams, scallops, oysters, mussels, shipworms, jewel boxes, tellins, and many lesser-known groups. For each family they select an exemplar species and illustrate its shell and anatomical feature in detail. They describe habitat and other relevant information, and accompany each species account with high-resolution shell photographs of other family members. Text and images combine to present species- to family-level characteristics in a complete way never before seen. The book includes fifteen hundred mostly color photographs and images of shells, underwater habitats, bivalves in situ, original anatomical and hinge drawings, scanning electron micrographs, and unique transparent-shell illustrations with major organ systems color-coded and clearly shown.".

The Lonely Little Seashell

The Lonely Little Seashell

  • Author: Beth Carter
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 149182879X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 28
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Have you ever felt all alone? Do you question why anyone would love you? Have you experienced struggles in you life? Take a journey to the beach where a lonely little seashell, with the insight of a special little girl ,discovers the true meaning of inner beauty. The book also has an interactive component to assist families in identifying common seashells and other "treasures" found at the beach. Helping children explore and identity their uniqueness and special gifts can become a challenge especially among life’s many frightening and unexpected storms. The Lonely Little Seashell is a heartwarming story that will enlighten children of the importance of self-worth and the discovery of inner beauty. Gladys Wiles MA, LPC, NCC, NBCT School Counselor-Alexander County Schools

Lessons from the Sand

Lessons from the Sand

Family-Friendly Science Activities You Can Do on a Carolina Beach

  • Author: Charles O. Pilkey,Orrin H. Pilkey
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469627388
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 240
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Ever wonder where sand comes from? Or why shells are colored differently? Or how to estimate the size of a wave? Featuring more than forty fun hands-on activities for families with children, Lessons from the Sand reveals the science behind the amazing natural wonders found on the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina. Easy-to-do experiments will help parents and kids discover the ways water, wind, sand, plants, animals, and people interact to shape the constantly changing beaches we love to visit. Featuring colorful illustrations and clear instructions, most activities require nothing more than an observant eye and simple tools found at local stores. You will learn about geology, weather, waves and currents, the critters that live on our beaches, and the environmental issues that threaten them. Chapters also include indoor activities for rainy days and activities for nighttime discovery. This book will become an indispensable companion for families, teachers, and students heading to the Carolina coast for years to come.

A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico

A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast & Gulf of Mexico

Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, & Other Wildlife

  • Author: Noble S. Proctor,Patrick J. Lynch
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300113285
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 386
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DIVA uniquely comprehensive and beautiful guide to more than 600 species of fauna and flora along the coasts of the southeastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico/div

Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast

Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast

A Great Destination

  • Author: Renee Wright
  • Publisher: The Countryman Press
  • ISBN: 1581570376
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 320
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"Consistently rated the best guides to the regions covered...Readable, tasteful, appealingly designed. Strong on dining, lodging, and history."—National Geographic Traveler Explorer's Guide North Carolina's Outer Banks & Crystal Coast covers the coast from Virginia to Hammocks Beach State Park. Includes Manteo, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke, Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and Swansboro. Distinctive for their accuracy, simplicity, and conversational tone, the diverse travel guides in our Great Destinations series meet the conflicting demands of the modern traveler. They're packed full of up-to-date information to help plan the perfect gateway. And they're compact and light enough to come along for the ride. A tool you'll turn to before, during, and after your trip, these guides include these helpful features: chapters on lodging, dining, transportation, history, shopping, recreation and more; a section packed with practical information, such as lists of banks, hospitals, post offices, laundromats, numbers for police, fire, and rescue, and other relevant information; and maps of regions and locales.

Seacoast Life

Seacoast Life

An Ecological Guide to Natural Seashore Communities in North Carolina

  • Author: Judith M. Spitsbergen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 112
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Seacoast Life: An Ecological Guide to Natural Seashore Communities in North Carolina

Sea shells of the Texas coast

Sea shells of the Texas coast

  • Author: Jean Andrews
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 298
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Don't Waste Your Life (Redesign)

Don't Waste Your Life (Redesign)

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • ISBN: 1433555530
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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“If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy will be full.” —from the Introduction The American Dream beckons people to spend their lives on trivial diversions, slipping through life caught up with seeking success, comfort, and pleasure above all else. But God designed people for far more than this. In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity—with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.

Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast

Shark Tooth Hunting on the Carolina Coast

  • Author: Ashley Oliphant
  • Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
  • ISBN: 9781561647286
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 220
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A basic guide to how to find and identify fossil shark teeth on the coast of the Carolinas.