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The Nature of Cape Cod - Beth Schwarzman

The Nature of Cape Cod

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A well-known Cape naturalist, geologist, and public educator has written the first comprehensive natural history of the area, describing life and natural processes in its varied environments, from ocean beach to cranberry bog to deep woods. The Nature of Cape Cod provides maps and narrative descriptions of 50 sites that invite exploration; it will take the reader to hidden gems and reveal new aspects of favorite places.

Generously illustrated with drawings and maps, the book can be used by anyone wanting to go beyond the paved roads: walkers, paddlers, and nature lovers of all sorts. It should appeal to year-round and seasonal residents alike, and also to the thousands of short-term visitors who wish they had a guide to the nature of Cape Cod.

Prologue: Stories on the Landp. ix
A Note on Namesp. xi
Settingp. 1
Cape Cod and the Sea around Usp. 2
At the Bottom of It All: Geology of Cape Codp. 7
Environmentsp. 25
Woodlandsp. 26
Moors and Grasslandsp. 40
Water, Water Everywhere: Freshwater Environmentsp. 43
Nor Any Drop to Drink: Saltwater Environmentsp. 67
Beachesp. 77
Dunesp. 89
Identificationp. 95
Trees and Shrubsp. 96
Common Plants, by Ecosystemp. 120
Common, Frequently Seen, and Interesting Animalsp. 136
Nature Month by Monthp. 149
About the Sitesp. 163
Upper Cape Sitesp. 169
Mid-Cape Sitesp. 257
Lower Cape Sitesp. 343
List of Birds Regularly Seenp. 407
Acknowledgmentsp. 417
Suggested Reading and Resourcesp. 419
Indexp. 421
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ISBN: 9781584651079
ISBN-10: 1584651075
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 1st May 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.53