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The World of the Salt Marsh: Appreciating and Protecting the Tidal Marshes of the Southeastern Atlantic Coast (SIGNED)

Seabrook, Charles

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ISBN 10: 0820327069 / ISBN 13: 9780820327068
Published by University of Georgia Press, Athens, 2012
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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F/F in mylar. A 1st edition/1st printing in fine condition with full number line. Signed by author on title page. There is no wear to jacket. The jacket is not price clipped, the covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. Hardcover/Cloth 367 p. Bookseller Inventory # 6865

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Title: The World of the Salt Marsh: Appreciating ...

Publisher: University of Georgia Press, Athens

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: hardcover/cloth

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The World of the Salt Marsh is a wide-ranging exploration of the southeastern coast its natural history, its people and their way of life, and the historic and ongoing threats to its ecological survival.Focusing on areas from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, Charles Seabrook examines the ecological importance of the salt marsh, calling it ";a biological factory without equal."; Twice-daily tides carry in a supply of nutrients that nourish vast meadows of spartina (Spartina alterniflora) a crucial habitat for creatures ranging from tiny marine invertebrates to wading birds. The meadows provide vital nurseries for 80 percent of the seafood species, including oysters, crabs, shrimp, and a variety of finfish, and they are invaluable for storm protection, erosion prevention, and pollution filtration.Seabrook is also concerned with the plight of the people who make their living from the coast’s bounty and

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CHARLES SEABROOK, a native of John’s Island, South Carolina, is a columnist and environmental writer for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is the author of Cumberland Island: Strong Women, Wild Horses and, with Marcy Louza, Red Clay, Pink Cadillacs and White Gold: The Kaolin Chalk Wars.

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