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.

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.

Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber
Author: Blair Witherington
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561649880
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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A newly updated edition of the comprehensive bestselling guide to all things found on Florida's 700 miles of sandy beaches. Over 1400 identified beach features, animals, shells, plants, minerals, and manmade objects, with over 1300 full-color images and over 500 maps and 400 pages.

Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide
Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561643875
Category: Nature
Page: 83
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"Descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 265 color photographs describe 252 species of mollusk shells as beachcombers are likely to find them"--P. [4] of cover.

The North Carolina Historical Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: North Carolina
Page: N.A
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Living on the Edge of the Gulf

The West Florida and Alabama Coast
Author: David M. Bush,Norma J. Longo,William J. Neal,Luciana S. Esteves,Deborah F. Pilkey,Orrin H. Pilkey
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822325659
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 340
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A new look at the West Florida and Alabama Gulf shoreline, in the context of burgeoning development and revised coastal regulations.

Our Sea Turtles

A Practical Guide for the Atlantic and Gulf, from Canada to Mexico
Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561647361
Category: Nature
Page: 282
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Our Sea Turtles is an abundantly illustrated guide to our human experience with a majestic and intriguing group of marine animals. The book dives deep into the lives of sea turtles, telling their story with unique perspectives and fascinating images that engender understanding and compassion.

The Carolinas & the Georgia Coast


Author: Norman Renouf,Kathy Renouf
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 1556508549
Category: Travel
Page: 256
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Charleston, Greenville, Kiawah Island, Hilton Head, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, Tybee Island, Augusta, Brunswick, Asheville, Golden Isles, Charlotte, Beaufort, Wilmington, Nags Head.

Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks


Author: Edward J. Petuch
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146657979X
Category: Science
Page: 252
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Shallow water marine molluscan faunas are distributed in a pattern of distinct, geographically definable areas. This makes mollusks ideal for studying the distribution of organisms in the marine environment and the processes and patterns that control their evolution. Biogeography and Biodiversity of Western Atlantic Mollusks is the first book to use quantitative methodologies to define marine molluscan biogeographical patterns. It traces the historical development of these patterns for the subtropical and tropical western Atlantic. The book discusses the multistage process of evolving new taxa caused by eustatic fluctuations, ecological stress, and evolutionary selection. Drawing on his decades of intensive field work, the author defines three western Atlantic molluscan provinces and 15 subprovinces based on his Provincial Combined Index, a modern refinement of Valentine’s 50% rule. The faunal provinces—Carolinian, Caribbean, and Brazilian—are discussed in detail. The text defines the physical aspects of the provinces using quantitative data, with water temperature as the primary parameter. It discusses the details of the 15 subprovinces—geographically definable faunal subdivisions—as well as provinciatones, transition zones of provincial overlap. The author’s algorithms demonstrate that the bulk of the molluscan biodiversity is concentrated in 40 separate centers of speciation, ranging from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, south to Argentina. Many of these evolutionary hotspots reside on remote archipelagos and offshore banks as well as within areas of provincial overlap. The text describes some of the more exotic and poorly known areas and presents maps and color photographs of characteristic habitats, index species, and live animals, including over 400 species of rare and seldom seen shells.

Sundown Towns

A Hidden Dimension of American Racism
Author: James W. Loewen
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586741
Category: Social Science
Page: 562
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“Don’t let the sun go down on you in this town.” We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century. Weaving history, personal narrative, and hard-nosed analysis, Loewen shows that the sundown town was—and is—an American institution with a powerful and disturbing history of its own, told here for the first time. In Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, sundown towns were created in waves of violence in the early decades of the twentieth century, and then maintained well into the contemporary era. Sundown Towns redraws the map of race relations, extending the lines of racial oppression through the backyard of millions of Americans—and lobbing an intellectual hand grenade into the debates over race and racism today.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 2: Geography
Author: Richard Pillsbury
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807877212
Category: Reference
Page: 248
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The location of "the South" is hardly a settled or static geographic concept. Culturally speaking, are Florida and Arkansas really part of the same region? Is Texas considered part of the South or the West? This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture grapples with the contestable issue of where the cultural South is located, both on maps and in the minds of Americans. Richard Pillsbury's introductory essay explores the evolution of geographic patterns of life within the region--agricultural practices, urban patterns, residential buildings, religious preferences, foodways, and language. The entries that follow address general topics of cultural geographic interest, such as Appalachia, exiles and expatriates, Latino and Jewish populations, migration patterns, and the profound Disneyfication of central Florida. Entries with a more concentrated focus examine major cities, such as Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis; the influence of black and white southern migrants on northern cities; and individual subregions, such as the Piedmont, Piney Woods, Tidewater, and Delta. Putting together the disparate pieces that make up the place called "the South," this volume sets the scene for the discussions in all the other volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

Living With the Georgia Shore


Author: Tonya D. Clayton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 188
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The wide sandy beaches, quiet maritime forests, and vast Spartina marshes of the natural Georgia coast create a most spectacular, albeit gentle, Southern beauty. Casual visitors and longtime residents alike have been charmed by this special place. Living with the Georgia Shore provides an essential reference and guide for residents, visitors, developers, planners, and all who are concerned with the conditions and future of Georgia's coastal zone. Recounting the human and natural history of the islands, the authors look in particular at the phenomenon of coastal erosion and the implications of various responses to this process. In Georgia, as elsewhere in the United States, the future of the shore is in doubt as recreational and residential development demands increase. This book provides guidelines for living with the shore, as opposed to simply living on it. The former requires planning and a wise choice of property or house site. The latter ignores the potential hazards unique to coastal life and may make inadequate allowance for the dramatic changes that can occur on any sandy ocean shore. Living with the Georgia Shore includes an introduction to each of the Georgia isles, an overview of federal and state coastal land-use regulations, pointers on buying and building at the shore, a hurricane preparation checklist, a history of recent hurricanes in Georgia, an extensive annotated bibliography, and a guide to government agencies and private groups involved in issues of coastal development.

Living with the shore of Puget Sound and the Georgia Strait


Author: Thomas Terich,National Audubon Society
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 165
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This volume in the Living with the Shore series provides practical and specific information on the status of the nation’s coast and useful guidelines that enable residents, visitors, and investors to live with and enjoy the shore without costly and futile struggles against the forces of nature.

The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands

Restless Ribbons of Sand
Author: Orrin H. Pilkey,William J. Neal,Craig A. Webb,Stanley R. Riggs,David M. Bush,Jane Bullock
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822322245
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 318
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The North Carolina Shore and Its Barrier Islands is the latest volume in the series, Living with the Shore. Replacing an earlier volume, this thoroughly new book provides a diverse guide to one of America's most popular shorelines. As is true for all books in the series, it is based on the premise that understanding the changing nature of beaches and barrier islands is essential if we are to preserve them for future generations. Evidence that the North Carolina shore is changing is never hard to find, but recently the devastation wrought by Hurricane Fran and the perilous situation of the historic lighthouse at Cape Hatteras have reminded all concerned of the fragility of this coast. Arguing for a policy of intelligent development, one in which residential and commercial structures meet rather than confront the changing nature of the shore, the authors have included practical information on hazards of many kinds--storms, tides, floods, erosion, island migration, and earthquakes. Diagrams and photographs clearly illustrate coastal processes and aid in understanding the impact of hurricanes and northeasters, wave and current dynamics, as well as pollution and other environmental destruction due to overdevelopment. A chapter on estuaries provides related information on the shores of back barrier areas that are growing in popularity for recreational residences. Risk maps focus on the natural hazards of each island and together with construction guidelines provide a basis for informed island management. Lastly, the dynamics of coastal politics and management are reviewed through an analysis of the controversies over the decision to move the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and a proposed effort to stabilize Oregon Inlet. From the natural and historic perspective of the opening chapters to the regional discussions of individual barrier islands, this book is both a primer on coastal processes for the first time visitor as well as a guide to hazard identification for property owners.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 6: Ethnicity
Author: Celeste Ray
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469616580
Category: Reference
Page: 296
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Transcending familiar categories of "black" and "white," this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture complicates and enriches our understanding of "southernness" by identifying the array of cultures that combined to shape the South. This exploration of southern ethnicities examines the ways people perform and maintain cultural identities through folklore, religious faith, dress, music, speech, cooking, and transgenerational tradition. Accessibly written and informed by the most recent research that recovers the ethnic diversity of the early South and documents the more recent arrival of new cultural groups, this volume greatly expands upon the modest Ethnic Life section of the original Encyclopedia. Contributors describe 88 ethnic groups that have lived in the South from the Mississippian Period (1000-1600) to the present. They include 34 American Indian groups, as well as the many communities with European, African, and Asian cultural ties that came to the region after 1600. Southerners from all backgrounds are likely to find themselves represented here.

Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia


Author: Fodor's Travel Guides
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 1101878738
Category: Travel
Page: 720
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. Filled with color photos as stunning as the region itself, Fodor's The Carolinas and Georgia delivers the best of the South from the pristine waters of the Outer Banks to genteel Charleston and bustling Atlanta and everywhere in between. Beaches, golf courses, mountains, Southern food, and historical and cultural sites keep travelers coming back. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Coverage of The North Carolina Coast; Central North Carolina; Asheville and the North Carolina Mountains; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Myrtle Beach, SC, and the Grand Strand; Charleston, SC; Hiltonhead, SC, and the Lowcountry; The Midlands and the Upstate, SC; Savannah, GA; Georgia's Coastal Isles and the Okefenokee; Southwest Georgia; Atlanta, GA; Central and North Georgia Planning to focus on Savannah? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Savannah.

Frommer's The Carolinas and Georgia


Author: Darwin Porter,Danforth Prince
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 9780028623702
Category: Georgia
Page: 499
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Comprehensive travel guide detailing areas in the Carolinas and Georgia. Includes maps, hotel recommendations and information about the best beaches and historic sights.

Diary of a Journey Through the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida, 1765-66


Author: John Bartram
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Natural history
Page: 242
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South Carolina

The Palmetto State
Author: Ann M. Volkwein
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836851441
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Examines the history, people, land, economy and commerce, politics and government, culture, notable people, and state events and attractions of South Carolina.

Living with the South Carolina coast


Author: Gered Lennon
Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 241
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Living with the South Carolina Coastis the latest volume in theLiving with the Shoreseries that comprehensively investigates the status of a specific staters"s coastal region. Completely revising a previously published work in the series that dealt with South Carolina, this book not only brings up-to-date a wealth of information on migrating shorelines, selection of building sites, and pertinent regulations, but also reflects an expanded concept of the coast to include a broad range of coastal hazards. Powerful storms have always played a major role in coastal processes in South Carolina, and the effects of Hurricane Hugo, the storm that ravaged the area in 1989, are thoroughly discussed. A series of Coastal Risk Maps are also included. These maps, graphically depicting areas of predictable erosion and storm damage potential, have been provided for every developed beach or barrier island in the state. Beyond the threat of hurricanes and coastal erosion, South Carolina, home of the Charleston Seismic Region, is also at risk for earthquakes. An entire chapter is devoted to earthquake-resistant construction, and the great Charleston earthquake of 1886 is examined in detail. Fires and floods are discussed. The Beachfront Management Act of 1990-the first state legislation of its kind that provides a system for dealing with migrating shorelines while preserving beaches for future generations-is also explained. Covering everything from a history of the development of South Carolinars"s coast to recommendations on how to select an island homesite, this book will be a resource to professional coastal planners and managers, residents, prospective homeowners, and naturalists.