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Author Frankenberg, Dirk.
Title The nature of North Carolina's southern coast : barrier islands, coastal waters, and wetlands / Dirk Frankenberg.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2012.
Edition 2nd ed. / with a new foreword by Tom Earnhardt.

Author Frankenberg, Dirk.
Series A southern gateways guide
Southern gateways guide.
Subject Natural areas -- North Carolina.
Natural history -- North Carolina.
North Carolina -- Environmental conditions.
Atlantic Coast (N.C.) -- Environmental conditions.
Alt Name Earnhardt, Tom.
Description 1 online resource
Edition 2nd ed. / with a new foreword by Tom Earnhardt.
Note Includes index.
Summary For some years, The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast has stood as an essential resource for all who treasure our coastal environment. In this book, Dirk Frankenberg describes the southern coast's beaches, inlets, and estuaries and instructs readers in the responsible exploration and enjoyment of some of North Carolina's most precious natural areas. From Ocracoke Inlet to the South Carolina border, this field guide provides a close-up look at a complex ecosystem, highlighting the processes that have shaped, and continue to shape, North Carolina's southern coast. Frankenberg identifies.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; One. Origins, Environmental Processes, and Communities; Introduction; Geologic Background: Coastal Origins and Sea Level Change; Coastal Processes and Habitats: Conditions That Sustain the Southern Coast; Natural Plant Communities: Twelve Examples from the Southern Coast; Two. Field Guide to Coastal Natural Areas: Outer Banks to South Carolina; Introduction; Ocracoke Inlet to Beaufort: The Undeveloped Shore; Beaufort through Bogue Sound: A Moderately Developed Shore; The White Oak River: An Extraordinary Estuary.
Camp Lejeune and the New River: The Off-Limits ShoreTopsail Island Area: Developed Beach with Natural Back-barrier Systems; East of Wilmington: Natural Beaches, Dunes, and Grasslands; Brunswick County: The Swamp-backed Shore; Epilogue. Human Use of the Southern Coast; Population, Land Use, and Economic Development; Impact of Development on Coastal Resources and Water Quality; Environmental Management; Coastal Management and the Future; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Note English.
ISBN 9780807872369 (electronic bk.)
0807872369 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 795119928
Additional Format Print version: Frankenberg, Dirk. Nature of North Carolina's southern coast. 2nd ed. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, ©2012 9780807872352

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