Fun and learning come together in North Carolina's Amazing Coast, an inviting collection of one hundred short, self-contained features about the flora, fauna, and natural history of that fascinating place where land meets sea. Each page includes a full-colour illustration and breezy, fact-filled commentary on coastal wildlife from fifty-foot-long northern right whales to single-cell plankton, from shy red wolves to overbearingly sociable sand gnats.Readers will learn about the super-sized fox squirrel, the acting talents of the hognose snake, the health benefits of eating pawpaws, the importance of tidal fluctuations, and much more. North Carolina's Amazing Coast will spark a sense of wonder and inspire readers to learn more about their natural heritage and what they can do to preserve it. Used in the ""Our Amazing Coast"" elementary curriculum developed by the Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence-Southeast, this book makes an excellent educational tool, as well as an inspiring gift for coastal enthusiasts of all ages.
David Bryantis assistant director for Georgia Sea Grant.George Davidsonis a former writer and editor for Georgia Sea Grant. Terri Kirby Hathawayis the marine education specialist for North Carolina Sea Grant. She is a consummate beachcomber, collecting and sharing sand and ""beachy"" things with friends and educators around the world. Kathleen Angione is a writer, runner, mother, and seafood lover. Formerly a member of the North Carolina Sea Grant communications team, she spent several years as a senior editor for Sea Grant's Coastwatch magazine. Today her days at the beach involve chasing after her two young children and rediscovering the wonder of North Carolina's coast through their eyes. Charlotte Ingramis a former graphic artist and web page designer for Georgia Sea Grant.