Salt Tide: Currents of Nature and Life on the Virginia Coast

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Join naturalist Curtis J. Badger as he explores the last unspoiled barrier island ecosystem in the eastern United States. Badger's own ancestral roots in the region reach back into the 1600s, a legacy that fuels his passion and appreciation for this fragile confluence of land and sea. A beaded chain of 18 islands separates the inland shore from the Atlantic, and in this zone of protected waters lives a startling array of plants and animals. As he writes about looking for milky ribbon worms in the mudflats or ...
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Overview

Join naturalist Curtis J. Badger as he explores the last unspoiled barrier island ecosystem in the eastern United States. Badger's own ancestral roots in the region reach back into the 1600s, a legacy that fuels his passion and appreciation for this fragile confluence of land and sea. A beaded chain of 18 islands separates the inland shore from the Atlantic, and in this zone of protected waters lives a startling array of plants and animals. As he writes about looking for milky ribbon worms in the mudflats or paddling through spartina on a tidal creek, Badger gracefully weaves together personal history and natural science with insight and intelligence. 20 black & white illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881504637
  • Publisher: Countryman Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/7/2005
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,527,862
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Last of the Silence 1
Clam Sign 9
Spartina 19
Flounder Season 33
Life at the Edge 41
Plover Watch 51
Beachcombing 61
Small Boats 73
Salted Fish 83
Teal 89
December Light 93
The Henning Tides 103
Captain John's Treasure 113
Genetic Navigation 123
Bibliography 131
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