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Author : Lawrence S. Earley
ISBN : 9781442996984
Genre : Nature
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Covering 92 million acres from Virginia to Texas, the longleaf pine ecosystem was, in its prime, one of the most extensive and biologically diverse ecosystems in North America. Today these magnificent forests have declined to a fraction of their original extent, threatening such species as the gopher tortoise, the red-cockaded woodpecker, and the Venus fly-trap. Lawrence S. Earley explores the history of these forests and the astonishing biodiversity within them, drawing on extensive research and telling the story through first-person travel accounts and interviews with foresters, ecologists, biologists, botanists, and landowners. The compelling story Earley tells here offers hope that with continued human commitment, the longleaf pine might not just survive, but once again thrive.

Longleaf Far As The Eye Can See

Author : Bill Finch
ISBN : 9780807838099
Genre : Nature
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Longleaf forests once covered 92 million acres from Texas to Maryland to Florida. These grand old-growth pines were the "alpha tree" of the largest forest ecosystem in North America and have come to define the southern forest. But logging, suppression of fire, destruction by landowners, and a complex web of other factors reduced those forests so that longleaf is now found only on 3 million acres. Fortunately, the stately tree is enjoying a resurgence of interest, and longleaf forests are once again spreading across the South. Blending a compelling narrative by writers Bill Finch, Rhett Johnson, and John C. Hall with Beth Maynor Young's breathtaking photography, Longleaf, Far as the Eye Can See invites readers to experience the astounding beauty and significance of the majestic longleaf ecosystem. The authors explore the interactions of longleaf with other species, the development of longleaf forests prior to human contact, and the influence of the longleaf on southern culture, as well as ongoing efforts to restore these forests. Part natural history, part conservation advocacy, and part cultural exploration, this book highlights the special nature of longleaf forests and proposes ways to conserve and expand them.

Southeastern Geographer

Author : David M. Cochran Jr.
ISBN : 9780807872581
Genre : Social Science
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Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 1 (Spring 2012) Cover Art A Section of the Kansas City Southern in Hattiesburg, Mississippi David M. Cochran, Jr. Introduction David M. Cochran, Jr. and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers Spatial and Temporal Variations in West Virginia's Precipitation, 1931–2000 James Leonard and Kevin Law The Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Individual Fishing Quota Program in Florida: Perceptions and Implications Kamal Alsharif and Nathan Miller Reflections in the Water: Society and Recreational Facilities, a Case Study of Public Swimming Pools in Mississippi P. Caleb Smith Local Food Initiatives in Tobacco Transitions of the Southeastern United States Richard A. Russo A GIS-Based Football Stadium Evacuation Model Joslyn J. Zale and Bandana Kar Part II: Geographical Notes The Origin and Appreciation of Savannah, Georgia's Historic City Squares Louis De Vorsey Part III: Reviews Louisiana Place Names of Indian Origin, A Collection of Words William A. Read, edited by George M. Riser Reviewed by Andy Hilburn The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge Edited by John Agnew and David N. Livingstone Reviewed by J. O. Joby Bass

The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Larry J. Griffin
ISBN : 9780807882542
Genre : Reference
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.

Mississippi Outdoors

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ISBN : WISC:89092956879
Genre : Fishing
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Wooden Boat

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ISBN : UOM:39015065061205
Genre : Boatbuilding
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Longleaf Pine Making Dollars And Sense

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00850722R
Genre : Forest restoration
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Wildlife In North Carolina

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ISBN : MINN:31951P008453397
Genre : Wildlife conservation
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Nature Business And Community In North Carolina S Green Swamp

Author : Tycho de Boer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131804614
Genre : Business & Economics
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This environmental history underscores the uneasy balance between conservation and commerce. By using North Carolina's Green Swamp as a case study, Tycho de Boer illustrates the struggle of a rural area trying to preserve its natural environment while encouraging economic growth. De Boer highlights the complex relationship between the swamp, located in the extreme southeast corner of the state, local inhabitants, and outside entrepreneurs. He traces the growth of agriculture and the turpentine and lumber industries from the mid-seventeenth century to the present, and examines their impact, including the destruction of longleaf pine forests. Yet he also reveals how businesses in this region took a leading role in managing the environment. What emerges is an understanding of the complex intersections between nature, business, and community. Naure, Business, and Community in North Carolina's Green Swamp is a history of a rare natural environment and its transformation that demonstrates how communal values and practices individuals can mitigate--and often have mitigated--the damage capitalist interests inflict on the world.

The Workboats Of Core Sound

Author : Lawrence S. Earley
ISBN : 9781469610658
Genre : Travel
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Along the wide waters of eastern North Carolina, the people of many scattered villages separated by creeks, marshes, and rivers depend on shallow-water boats, both for their livelihoods as fishermen and to maintain connections with one another and with the rest of the world. As Lawrence S. Earley discovered, each workboat has stories to tell, of boatbuilders and fishermen, and of family members and past events associated with these boats. The rich history of these hand-built wooden fishing boats, the people who work them, and the communities they serve lies at the heart of Earley's evocative new book of essays, interviews, and photographs. In conversations with the region's fishermen and boatbuilders, the author finds webs of decades-old social history and realizes that workboats are critical in maintaining a community's memories and its very sense of identity. Including nearly 100 of Earley's own striking duotones, this richly illustrated book brings to life the world of a fishing culture threatened by local and global forces.

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