Coastal Care

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Category: Book Reviews

Sullie Saves the Seas

Sullie Saves the Seas

Sullie Saves the Seas, by Goffinet McLaren is a fun and educational little paperback for children that explores the human extremes of caring and indifference as a small group of dedicated birds battle to preserve our oceans. The story is dedicated to all the sea birds, whales, dolphins, seals, and turtles that have lost their lives to plastic pollution…

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The Beach Book: Science of the Shore

The Beach Book: Science of the Shore

Waves and tides, wind and storms, sea-level rise and shore erosion: these are the forces that shape our beaches, and beach lovers of all stripes can benefit from learning more about how these coastal processes work. The more we learn about coastline formation and maintenance, the better we can appreciate and cultivate our shores… A book by Carl H. Hobbs.

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Coastal Heroes

Coastal Heroes

In Coastal Heroes, an ever-enthusiastic Miles Hayes tells the story of a long and very distinguished 50-year career as a field geologist and educator. Carried out on all 7 continents, his investigations range from the study of earth history, oil spills, oil exploration, and barrier islands and beaches… A book by Miles O. Hayes, published by Pandion Books

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The Battle For North Carolina’s Coast

The Battle For North Carolina’s Coast

The North Carolina barrier islands, a 325-mile-long string of narrow sand islands that forms the coast of North Carolina, are one of the most beloved areas to live and visit in the United States. However, extensive barrier island segments and their associated wetlands are in jeopardy. A book by Stanley R. Riggs, Dorothea V. Ames, Stephen J. Culver and David J. Mallinson.

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How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

How to Read a Florida Gulf Coast Beach

“Explore the geology of Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches, from a bird’s-eye view down to a crab’s-eye view, and 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.” A book by Tonya Clayton, published by The University of North Carolina Press.

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Cradle of Flames

Cradle of Flames

We may tend to view fires as the bane of cities and wilderness areas, but they actually play an integral part in the evolution and ecology of the world’s “Mediterranean-type climate” regions: dry, temperate coastlands, that cradle and nurture world cities such as Los Angeles, Santiago, Cape Town, Perth and Athens.

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Moby-Duck

Moby-Duck

The true story of 28,800 bath toys lost at sea and of the beachcombers, oceanographers, environmentalists, and fools, including the author, who went in search of them. A book by Donovan Hohn.

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Plastic Ocean : By Captain Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips

Plastic Ocean : By Captain Charles Moore with Cassandra Phillips

” Captain Moore is one of the main drivers of our awareness of plastic pollution; “Plastic Ocean” reminds readers that the cleanliness of our water is of utmost importance to our survival, the survival of other species both animal and plant on this planet, and inspires a fundamental rethinking of what happens when you throw away that plastic bag or bottle and where it ultimately ends up.”

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Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas

With simple organization, this guide tells the individual stories of 213 shelled mollusks using descriptive accounts, distribution maps, and 244 color photographs. Shells are presented as beachcombers are likely to find them. A book by Blair and Dawn Witherington, published by Pineapple Press.

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