Exploring North Carolina's Natural Areas: Parks, Nature Preserves, and Hiking Trails

Exploring North Carolina's Natural Areas: Parks, Nature Preserves, and Hiking Trails by Dirk Frankenberg epub pdf fb2

Title: Exploring North Carolina's Natural Areas: Parks, Nature Preserves, and Hiking Trails
Author: Dirk Frankenberg
ISBN10: 0807825476
ISBN13: 978-0807825471
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (May 1, 2000)
Language: English
Subcategory: Americas
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Pages: 432 pages
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Exploring North Carolina's Natural Areas: Parks, Nature Preserves, and Hiking Trails by Dirk Frankenberg


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North Carolina boasts a natural environment of exceptional richness and diversity. From the mountains to the coast, the state is home to an extraordinary variety of publicly accessible sites that showcase aspects of its ecology, geology, biology, and natural history. This book leads the reader on thirty-eight field trips to some of the most interesting and instructive of these natural landscapes.Written by leading naturalists from across the state, this collection of "eco-tours" includes excursions to each of its four major regions: the coast, the Coastal Plain, the Piedmont, and the mountains. Each trip traces a thirty- to seventy-mile driving route that connects preserved areas, hiking trails, scenic overlooks, nature trails, and other sites of interest. All entries provide a map of the route, describe what can be seen and learned along the way, and discuss especially noteworthy features.An essential resource for anyone who treasures North Carolina's natural heritage, this book will inspire and inform travelers throughout the Tar Heel state.