A Naturalist's Guide to the Okefenokee Swamp
describes the ecology, geology and natural history of the Okefenokee Swamp and surrounding pinelands. The common plants are identified with illustrations, and their ecological relationships detailed. The animals mostly seen and heard during visits to the swamp are presented with descriptions of their habitats, behavior, current status of their populations and their interactions with mankind. Areas of special interest, such as particular adaptations, physiology, or evolution, are included with the individual animals. A section on human history emphasizes mankind's impact on the Swamp and describes the lives of swampers who braved the hardships of living there. A field guide section details the habitats, historic landmarks and the plants and animals encountered on the boat and walking trails at the four entrances to the swamp. This book contains 156 pages and has a purchase price of $25.00.

A Guide to a Georgia Barrier Island
describes the geology of Georgia's coastal islands and the ecology of the beaches, salt marshes and maritime forests. The way tidal currents, winds and storms shape the barrier islands and give beaches their unique features are described and diagrammed. Jekyll, St. Simons and Sapelo Islands are featured. The human history of these three islands emphasizes mankind's impact on the natural history. A Field Guide section maps and describes sites to be visited on Jekyll Island with details giving examples of phenomena described in the natural history sections. A comprehensive glossary in both this and A Naturalist's Guide to the Okefenokee Swamp defines technical terms and presents concepts, theories and comparisons which explain and clarify many of the phenomena describe in the text. This book contains 160 pages and has a purchase price of $25.00.

A Naturalist's Guide to St. Simons Island
describes the geological history of Georgia’s barrier islands. An emphasis is placed on the unique features of St. Simons, Sea Island and Little St. Simons Island in their formation as a cluster of islands. As in A Guide to a Georgia Barrier Island, the ecology and natural history of the beaches, salt marshes, freshwater sloughs and maritime forests are described. A comparison of the shapes and behaviors of all of St. Simons’s beaches over the past 70 years is featured. The History section traces events from the Spanish Mission and Colonial periods to the present, resulting in St. Simons becoming one of the earliest public residential islands of the Georgia coast. A Field Guide section provides walking and driving tours which locate historic landmarks and point out many of the natural features described in the ecology and geology sections. This book contains 120 pages and has a purchase price of $20.00.

Beachcomber's Guide to Georgia's Barrier Islands
illustrates and identifies organisms commonly seen on Georgia 's beaches; the marine life found there also apply to the Carolinas through northern Florida. The first field section, Tidal Drift, covers the marine life washed up onto the beach by the waves and tides. The second, Living Beach, includes the resident animals living in and on the beach. Both field sections detail aspects of the lives of these animals in their respective habitats. A following Biology section goes into the classification, natural history, ecological roles and specific adaptations of the animals covered in the above field sections. Many references are made between the field sections and the Biology section which allows access to all of the information on each animal encountered. A third field section, Patterns in the Sand, examines and explains how ripples, deltas, sand dunes and other features sculpted in the sand by wind and water are formed. This book contains 144 pages and has a purchase price of $25.00. Beachcombers Guide accompanies A Guide to a Georgia Barrier Island and A Naturalist's Guide to St. Simons Island.

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