North Carolina's Amazing Coast

North Carolina's Amazing Coast: Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas

DAVID BRYANT
GEORGE DAVIDSON
TERRI KIRBY HATHAWAY
KATHLEEN ANGIONE
ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLOTTE INGRAM
Copyright Date: 2013
Pages: 112
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46nc49
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    North Carolina's Amazing Coast
    Book Description:

    Fun and learning come together in North Carolina's Amazing Coast, an inviting collection of one hundred short, self-contained features about the flora, fauna, and natural history of that fascinating place where land meets sea. Each page includes a full-color illustration and breezy, fact-filled commentary on coastal wildlife from fifty-foot-long northern right whales to single-cell plankton, from shy red wolves to overbearingly sociable sand gnats. Readers will learn about the super-sized fox squirrel, the acting talents of the hognose snake, the health benefits of eating pawpaws, the importance of tidal fluctuations, and much more. North Carolina's Amazing Coast will spark a sense of wonder and inspire readers to learn more about their natural heritage and what they can do to preserve it. Used in the "Our Amazing Coast" elementary curriculum developed by the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-Southeast, this book makes an excellent educational tool, as well as an inspiring gift for coastal enthusiasts of all ages. Published in association with North Carolina Sea Grant.

    eISBN: 978-0-8203-4579-6
    Subjects: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
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  2. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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    Kathleen and Terri
  3. INTRODUCTION
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    Terri Kirby Hathaway

    When I first read Georgia’s Amazing Coast in 2005, three thoughts popped into my head. First, Georgia and North Carolina have a ton of coastal animals, plants, and habitats in common. Second, although the two coastal areas have many similarities, Georgia has a number of plants and animals—many presented in the beautifully illustrated plates of that book—that differ from what exists in the Tar Heel State. Third, there should be a similar book for North Carolina. So now it is 2013, and our book is finally here!

    As the book title indicates, North Carolina’s coast is an amazing...

  4. NORTH CAROLINA’S AMAZING COAST
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    Today, thanks to sustained conservation efforts, we can say, “see you later alligator” with more and more confidence. By the early 1970s, the American alligator was hunted nearly to extinction. Its hide was a staple of high-fashion belts, purses, and shoes, and its reputation as a threat to humans and livestock made it a much reviled creature. Protective legislation and applied conservation helped bring this species back from the brink, and now it is once again a common sight in southern wetlands, rivers, and swamps.

    Many people “dig” the American alligator and have helped increase its numbers through conservation efforts,...

  5. SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING
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