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Readings may be drawn from some of the following:

  • Jennifer Ackerman, Notes from the Shore (New York: Penguin, 1996)
  • Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life on the Great Beach of Cape Cod (New York: Ballantine, 1971)
  • Franklin Burroughs, The River Home: A Return to the Carolina Low Country (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993)
  • Rachel Carson, The Edge of the Sea (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955)
  • Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker, The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth (New York: Viking, 1998)
  • John Lawson, A New Voyage to Carolina, ed. Hugh Tallmadge Lefler (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1967)
  • John McPhee, “An Island” in Encounters with the Archdruid (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971), pp. 79–150
  • Peter Meyer, Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast (Wilmington, NC: Avian-Cetacean Press, 1998)
  • John Murray, editor, The Seacoast Reader (Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press, 1999)
  • Carl Safina, Song for the Blue Ocean: Encounters Along the World’s Coasts and Beneath the Seas (New York: Henry Holt, 1997)
  • John and Mildred Teal, Life and Death of the Salt Marsh (New York: Ballantine, 1971)
  • Henry David Thoreau, Cape Cod (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988)
  • Joseph J. Thorndike, The Coast: A Journey Down the Atlantic Shore (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993)