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Tracking the Golden Isles : the natural and human histories of the Georgia coast

Author: Anthony J Martin
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With this collection of essays, Anthony J. Martin invites us to investigate animal and human traces on the Georgia coast and the remarkable stories these traces, both modern and fossil, tell us. Readers will learn how these traces enabled geologists to discover that the remains of ancient barrier islands still exist on the lower coastal plain of Georgia, showing the recession of oceans millions of years ago. First,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Martin
ISBN: 9780820356969 0820356964
OCLC Number: 1139030245
Description: xiv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Knobbed whelks, dwarf clams, and shorebirds --
The lost barrier islands of Georgia --
Georgia salt marshes, the places with the traces --
Rooted in time --
Coquina clams, listening to and riding the waves --
Ghost crabs and their ghostly traces --
Ghost shrimp whisperer --
Why horseshoe crabs are so much cooler than mermaids --
Moon snails and necklaces of death --
Rising seas and étoufées --
Burrowing wasps and baby dinosaurs --
Erasing the tracks of a monster --
Traces of toad toiletry --
Why do birds' tracks suddenly appear? --
Traces of the red queen --
Marine moles and mistaken science --
Tracking that is otterly delightful --
Alien invaders of the Georgia coast --
The wild cattle of Sapelo --
Your Cumberland Island pony, neither friend nor magic --
Going hog wild on the Georgia coast --
Redbays and ambrosia beetles --
Shell rings and tabby ruins --
Ballast of the past --
Riders of the storms --
Vestiges of future coasts.
Responsibility: Anthony J. Martin.

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With this collection of essays, Anthony Martin invites us to investigate animal and human traces on the Georgia coast and the remarkable stories these traces tell us. Readers will learn how these  Read more...

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