Exploring North Carolina s Natural Areas

The areas included here were suggested by several naturalists, but many other suggested areas could not be included. As a result, we know that there are more great natural places in North Carolina than ...

Exploring North Carolina s Natural Areas

North Carolina boasts a natural environment of exceptional richness and diversity. From the mountains to the coast, the state is home to an extraordinary variety of publicly accessible sites that showcase aspects of its ecology, geology, biology, and natural history. This book leads the reader on thirty-eight field trips to some of the most interesting and instructive of these natural landscapes. Written by leading naturalists from across the state, this collection of "eco-tours" includes excursions to each of its four major regions: the coast, the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, and the mountains. Each trip traces a thirty- to seventy-mile driving route that connects preserved areas, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, nature trails, and other sites of interest. All entries provide a map of the route, describe what can be seen and learned along the way, and discuss especially noteworthy features. An essential resource for anyone who treasures North Carolina's natural heritage, this book will inspire and inform travelers throughout the Tar Heel state.

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Exploring North Carolina's Natural Areas
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: Dirk Frankenberg
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-01 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

North Carolina boasts a natural environment of exceptional richness and diversity. From the mountains to the coast, the state is home to an extraordinary variety of publicly accessible sites that showcase aspects of its ecology, geology, biology, and natural history. This book leads the reader on thirty-eight field trips to
The Nature of North Carolina's Southern Coast
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Dirk Frankenberg
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-12 - Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

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
Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Kevin G. Stewart, Mary-Russell Roberson
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-01 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

How were the Appalachian Mountains formed? Are the barrier islands moving? Is there gold in the Carolinas? The answers to these questions and many more appear in this reader-friendly guide to the geology of North Carolina and South Carolina. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas pairs a brief geological history
Backroads of North Carolina
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Kevin Adams
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-15 - Publisher: Voyageur Press

North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements. Whether
He Loved to Carry the Message: The Collected Writings of Douglas Helms
Language: en
Pages: 733
Authors: Douglas Helms
Categories: Boll weevil
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Lulu.com

"[A] collection of writings of Douglas Helms on topics ranging from the history of the cotton boll weevil and the soils of the South to the history of soil and water conservation programs in the United States. They were authored over a more than thirty year career as a historian