Shop: Book Nook
Each month we feature a book written by a NCCF member, board or staff member. Most selections are autographed.
The Battle for the North Carolina Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis & Vision for the Future
This landmark book examines the issues that threaten North Carolina's barrier islands and offers a hopeful vision for the coast’s future. Stanley Riggs, a distinguished research professor at East Carolina University, has spent his professional career researching the natural dynamics of the N.C. coast. Few people know more about our coast than he does. Riggs and his co-authors illustrate how the present development and management policies for these changing islands are in direct conflict with their natural dynamics. Revealing the urgency of the environmental and economic problems facing coastal North Carolina, this essential book is an urgent call to protect our coastal resources and preserve our coastal economy.
160 pp., 38 color and 3 b&w illus., 31 figs., notes, bibl., index, cloth
Global Climate Change: A Primer
An internationally recognized expert on the geology of barrier islands, Orrin H. Pilkey is one of the rare academics who engages in public advocacy about science-related issues. Pilkey, a member, has written dozens of books and articles explaining coastal processes to lay readers, and he is a frequent and outspoken interviewee in the mainstream media. Here, the colorful scientist and his son Keith take on climate change deniers in an outstanding and much-needed primer on the science of global change and its effects. These explanations are accompanied by Mary Edna Fraser’s stunning batiks depicting the large-scale arenas in which climate change plays out.
168 pp., paperback
The Coasts of Carolina
By Bland Simpson, a board member, and Scott Taylor, a federation member and Business Friend. Scott,who has been photographing the coast for almost 30 years, and Bland, whose many coastal books have delighted readers for two decades, come together to offer an inviting visual and textual portrait organized around coastal themes such as nature, fishing, and community life, with an emphasis on particular places and seasons.
152 pp., 145 color photos, cloth, autographed