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.

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 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.

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.

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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A visit to any Florida beach can spark curiosity about seashells. Satisfy questions about the names and lives of seashells by comparing beachcombing finds to color photographs representing hundreds of individual shells. This book heralds the diversity of Florida's seashells and presents them in the way they come to us on beaches. Knowing the names, stories, and varies appearances of seashells can sharpen a beachcomber's eyes to their beauty and rarity. Florida's seashells offer both collectors an outlet for the appreciation of nature's splendor. This guide includes species common to the southeastern United States and the Caribbean, with full color photographs and maps throughout. Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. Other Pineapple Press guides for the curious beachcomber: Florida's Living Beaches Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

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.

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.

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.

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

Georgia's Amazing Coast

Natural Wonders from Alligators to Zoeas

Author: David Bryant,George Davidson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820325330

Category: Nature

Page: 112

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Fun and learning come together in Georgia'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 coyotes to overbearingly sociable sand gnats. Readers will learn about the lifespan of the gopher tortoise, the acting talents of the hognose snake, the health benefits of eating pawpaws, the importance of tidal fluctuations, and much more. Written for the general reader, yet solidly researched, Georgia's Amazing Coast will spark our sense of wonder and inspire us to learn even more about our natural heritage and what all of us can do to preserve it.

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.

Seashells of North America

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: R. Tucker Abbott

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864842

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Scoop up plentiful Cockles on Eastern beaches. Spy a fabulous Emperor Helmet in Southern Florida. Find a Red Chiton on the Pacific shore. The coasts of North America yield a wondrous variety of shells, from the majestic Conch to tiny Bittium. This beautifully illustrated guide, Seashells of North America by R. Tucker Abbott, helps both the novice and experienced shell hunter distinguish between similar varieties and find the glorious specimens that become a collection's prize. -Native varieties and important introduced species -Expert tips on cleaning and preservation -Common and scientific names -Convenient measuring rules...and more!!

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.

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.

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.

Common Birds of Coastal Georgia

Author: Jim Wilson

Publisher: Wormsloe Foundation Publications

ISBN: 9780820338286

Category: Nature

Page: 219

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Ideal for amateur birders, nature enthusiasts, and visitors to the Atlantic coast, this guide presents 103 species of birds commonly seen on the beaches and in the marsh and inland areas of Georgia's coastal region. The guide features large color photographs for easy and immediate identification and is divided into three sections that reflect distinct types of coastal habitats--backyards, ponds and marshes, and shore and ocean. Within these three sections, the species are arranged by size of bird, from smaller birds, such as painted buntings, to larger ones, such as brown pelicans. Information for each bird species includes common and scientific names, distinguishing marks and characteristics, and descriptions of bird calls, typical habitats, and nesting and feeding behaviors. Accounts also show variations in plumage according to sex, age, and season. A perfect companion for residents and visitors alike, Common Birds of Coastal Georgia also serves as an excellent introduction to birding, bird identification, and conservation.

Shells of the Mid-Atlantic Coast

Folding Guide

Author: Jackie Douglass

Publisher: Steven m Lewers & Assoc

ISBN: 9781893770188

Category: Nature

Page: 12

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"These laminated, fold-up identification guides-- FoldingGuides¿-- speak for themselves. Written and illustrated by local experts who know their stuff, waterproof and indestructible, they¿re the perfect choice for beginners and intermediates who want to know what they¿ll encounter in their particular locale. This guide includes 77 shell species, both common and exotic, found on the Atlantic Coast from Montauk on Long Island, NY down to and including Virginia Beach, VA. Illustrations by Jackie Leatherbury Douglass. In addition to the shells themselves, the guide also includes common gulls, shorebirds, and beach life."

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.