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North Carolina's Outer Banks are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and the rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate with the wind; and storms open new inlets and dump sand in channels and sounds. A classic guide, The Nature of the Outer Banks describes these dynamic forces and guides visitors to sites where they can see these phenomena in action.

In the first section of the book, Dirk Frankenberg highlights three major processes on the Outer Banks: the rising sea level, movement of sand by wind and water, and stabilization of sand by plant life. In the second section, he provides a mile-by-mile field guide to the northern Banks, and in the final section, he alerts readers to the dangers of overdevelopment on the Outer Banks. In a new foreword for this edition, Betsy Bennett documents the ever-more-critical situation of these shifting sands.

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North Carolina's Outer Banks, like barrier islands worldwide, are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate with the wind; and storms open new inlets and dump sand in channels and sounds. The Nature of the Outer Banks describes these dynamic natural forces, explaining how they affect barrier islands in general and the Banks in particular, and guides visitors to sites where they can see these phenomena in action.

About the Author

Dirk Frankenberg (1937-2000) was professor of marine sciences and director of the Marine Sciences Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of several North Carolina nature guides. Betsy Bennett is director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

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ISBN:
9780807872345
Author:
Frankenberg, Dirk
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Bennett, Betsy
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Ecotourism
Subject:
North Carolina Outer Banks
Subject:
Corolla NC
Subject:
Ocracoke NC
Subject:
rising sea level
Subject:
Beach erosion
Subject:
Barrier islands
Subject:
beach protection
Subject:
coastal development
Subject:
Outer Banks development
Subject:
ecology and the Outer Banks
Subject:
environmentalism and the Outer Banks /
Subject:
Travel-US Southern States
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
61
Pages:
174
Dimensions:
7.5 x 6 in

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Science and Mathematics » Biology » Reference
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment
Travel » North America » United States » Southern States
Travel » Special Interest » Ecotourism

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"Synopsis" by , North Carolina's Outer Banks, like barrier islands worldwide, are in constant motion, responding to weather, waves, and rising sea level. Beaches erode, sometimes taking homes or sections of highway with them into the surf; sand dunes migrate with the wind; and storms open new inlets and dump sand in channels and sounds. The Nature of the Outer Banks describes these dynamic natural forces, explaining how they affect barrier islands in general and the Banks in particular, and guides visitors to sites where they can see these phenomena in action.
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