seashells of georgia and the carolinas

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Seashells Of Georgia And The Carolinas

Author : Blair E. Witherington
ISBN : 9781561644971
Genre : Nature
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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
ISBN : 9781561644902
Genre : Nature
File Size : 80. 59 MB
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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.

Carolina Seashells

Author : Nancy Rhyne
ISBN : 0878440771
Genre : Nature
File Size : 78. 16 MB
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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.

Seashells Of North Carolina

Author : Hugh J. Porter
ISBN : UCSD:31822026392308
Genre : Nature
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262 black-and-white and 30 color photographs help identify over 260 shells

Florida S Seashells

Author : Blair Witherington
ISBN : 1561643874
Genre : Nature
File Size : 37. 20 MB
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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.

How To Read A North Carolina Beach

Author : Orrin H. Pilkey
ISBN : 0807855103
Genre : Nature
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Three leading coastal geologists provide a guidebook to North Carolina beach characteristics created specifically to enhance trips to the beach for tourists and residents. Original.

Nature Guide To The Carolina Coast

Author : Peter Meyer
ISBN : 0962818666
Genre : Nature
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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

Author : Blair Witherington
ISBN : 1561649813
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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. Page count: 400"

Georgia S Amazing Coast

Author : David Bryant
ISBN : 0820325333
Genre : Nature
File Size : 20. 68 MB
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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.

The Book Of Shells

Author : M. G. Harasewych
ISBN : 9780226177052
Genre : Science
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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.

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