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.
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Florida's Living Beaches

A Guide for the Curious Beachcomber

Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561643866

Category: Nature

Page: 326

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Florida has 1200 miles of coastline, almost 700 miles of which are sandy beaches. Exploring along those beaches offers encounters with myriads of plants, animals, minerals, and manmade objects--all are covered in this comprehensive guide with descriptive accounts of 822 items, 983 color images, and 431 maps. Beginning with the premise that beaches are themselves alive, this guide to the natural history of Florida beaches heralds the living things and metaphorical life near, on, and within the states sandy margins. It is organized into Beach Features, Beach Animals, Beach Plants, Beach Minerals, and Hand of Man. In addition to being an identification guide, the book reveals much of the wonder and mystery between dune and sea along Florida's long coastline.
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Florida's Seashells

A Beachcomber's Guide

Author: Blair Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561643875

Category: Nature

Page: 83

View: 1912

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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. Guide organization is simple, and images show shells as they would be found on beaches, not in museums. Maps for each kind of shell point out where to seek targeted treasures, and many other secrets for finding interesting shells are revealed. Shells include kinds found throughout the southeastern US and Caribbean Sea.
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Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas

A Beachcomber's Guide

Author: Blair E. Witherington,Dawn Witherington

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644900

Category: Travel

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.
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The Springs of Florida

Author: Douglas R. Stamm

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 1561644188

Category: Travel

Page: 114

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The deepest and largest known springs in the world are found here in Florida. The photographs are the result of hundreds of hours under water. This new edition is completely updated to serve as a guide to Florida's many spring parks and their inhabitants. Vital for canoeists, kayakers, divers, snorkelers, and visitors.
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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.
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A Field Guide to Southeastern and Caribbean Seashores

Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean

Author: Eugene H. Kaplan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395975169

Category: Nature

Page: 425

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With more than 750 illustrations, including 300 color photographs, this guide covers more than 1,000 species, such as shoreside plants, clams, shrimps, crabs, corals, seaweeds, sponges, and sea urchins, as well as all of the common seashore communities found from Cape Hatteras to the Gulf Coast, Florida, and the Caribbean.
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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
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The World's Beaches

A Global Guide to the Science of the Shoreline

Author: Orrin H. Pilkey

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520268717

Category: Nature

Page: 283

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"Beaches occupy a magical place in the human consciousness. We fish from their tidal waters, run with our children on the cushioning sands and dream of what waits over life's horizon as we gather for a sunset. But there is much more to be known of these coastal wonderlands. Learn in The World's Beaches their critical function as a delicate ecosystem, how to read the signs left by winds, waves, plants and animals of the beach. Discover the surprising ways our irreplaceable beaches are increasingly threatened and what must be done to save them."—Rob Lowe, Actor “Ask 100 people their views about beaches and you'll get 100 love stories. We all love the beach. The World's Beaches delivers a comprehensive view into what a beach is, why it exists and how they are increasingly at risk."—Jim Moriarty, CEO Surfrider Foundation "Read this book and you'll never look at a beach in the same way. From waves and crab tracks, to sand, gravel and climate change, this book is filled with engrossing details to remind humankind of its enduring love of beaches worldwide.”—Miles O. Hayes, Coastal Geomorphologist, Research Planning, Inc. “Beach visitors around the world will want to own this superb collection of images and explanations of how the beach works. It’s a must-read book for anyone wanting to know more about these dynamic natural resources.”—Robert A. Morton, United States Geological Survey (USGS) "We now have an outstanding, lively, readable, well illustrated and thorough resource to lead us towards a deeper understanding of the how beaches form and function and what we should be concerned for in their future. This book should be everyone’s pillow and companion for the day at the beach."—Dr. Harold R. Wanless, University of Miami "The more you know about a place the more you will learn to love it, and want to protect it. The photos and captions alone in this book will gain you a great new appreciation of these precious coastlines."—Yvon Chouinard, owner, Patagonia, Inc.
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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.
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