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The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina's Coast
The coast of North Carolina remains one of the nation's top tourist draws, bringing in more than 8 million visitors each year to fish, fly kites, and build sand castles. For those who are about to make their summer vacation plans - those ready for more adventure than what they can find on the pier, those whose knees buckle at the thought of miniature golf, those with no mo ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by John F. Blair, Publisher
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An overview (broad but not deep) of North Carolina's coastal region, including the Outer Banks, the barrier islands, the Sound Country, and more. The focus is on opportunities for those interested in exploring the natural world. The author details numerous parks, trails, rivers, lakes, gardens, museums, and other cultural/natural/historical resources that offer good places to hike or bike, paddling/boating options, places to watch birds or other wildlife, or other nature-related experiential/lea ...more
John Manuel is a writer whose published works span the genres from environmental journalism, to creative non-fiction, to fiction. He has published three books, including a guidebook, The Natural Traveler Along North Carolina’s Coast; a memoir, The Canoeist; and a novel, Hope Valley. His articles have appeared in institutional magazines such as The National Institute of Environmental Health Science ...more