The Raleigh Naturalist

Bibliography

 Searching for nature information, which is visual and complex, leads to an appreciation of good reference sources that can help you identify and integrate what you see and hear.  The best ones for me have a narrative thread or some organization that reflects the patterns of the content.

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Field Guide to the Piedmont is a magnificent, vividly described journey through the Piedmont, a unique ecosystem which stretches from the Hudson River Palisades to the Georgia plateau. The theme of succession dominates and illuminates the book, whille Godfrey’s literary descriptions of the landscapes reads like a Southern landlocked Melville.

     Field Guide to the Piedmont: The Natural Habitats of America’s Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama (Chapel Hill Books)

The Natural Habitats of AmericaÕs Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama (Chapel Hill Books)

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I love these pocket guides and carry them into the Post Office to read in line.

North Carolina Trees & Wildflowers (Pocket Naturalist – Waterford Press)
Another pocket Guide!
North Carolina Birds by James Kavanagh

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Take It Outside:Hiking in the Triangle

Joe Miller is the authoritative voice of the outdoor and nature enthusiastics of Raleigh.  His blog is at        http://blogs.newsobserver.com/joemiller/index.php

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North Carolina Afield: A Guide to Nature Conservancy Projects in North Carolina (Paperback)
by Ida Phillips Lynch (Author), Margaret Fields (Author)

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Trails of the Triangle: 200 Hikes in the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Area by Allen De Hart and Allen De Hart

Walking Raleigh/Durham by Rebecca C. Mann

Exploring North Carolina’s Natural Areas: Parks, Nature Preserves, and Hiking Trails (Paperback)
by Dirk (ed.) Frankenberg (Author)

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Gardens of North Carolina: A Traveler’s Guide by H. Peter Loewer

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Four Centuries of Personal Narratives and Descriptions

North Carolina Nature Writing: Four Centuries of Personal Narratives and Descriptions (Paperback)
by Richard Rankin (Editor)

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Companion to Birds of the Carolinas Audio CDs

Birds of the Carolinas Field Guide

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Wells, B. W.  The Natural Gardens of North Carolina

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North Carolina Weather and Climate

North Carolina Atlas & Gazetteer (North Carolina Atlas and Gazetteer) by Delorme

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The Natural History of Raleigh Book Bibliography

Cook, Dave.  The Piedmont Almanac: A Guide to the Natural World. Chapel Hill. Mystic Crow. 2001

Duncan, W.H. and Duncan, M.B. Trees of the Southeastern United States

Early, Laurence S. North Carolina Wild Places: a Closer Look. Raleigh, NC Wildlife Resources. 1991.

Foote, L.E. and Jones,S.B. Jr.  Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast: Landscaping Uses and Identification. Portland, OR. Timber Press. 2004.

Godfrey, Michael A. Field Guide to the Piedmont: The Natural Habitats of America’s Most Lived-in Region, From New York City to Montgomery, Alabama Chapel Hill, UNC Press. 1997.

Huler, Scott. On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems That Make Our World Work. Emmaus, PA. Rodale. 2010

Johnson, K.T., Murray, E.R. Wake Capital County of North Carolina Vol. II. Raleigh, NC. Wake County 2008.

Justice, W.S. and Bell, R.B. Wild Flowers of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press 1968.

Mann, Rebecca C. Walking Raleigh/Durham. Guilford, CN: The Globe Pequot Press 2001.

Miller, Joe. Take It Outside: Hiking in the Triangle. Raleigh, NC: The News & Observer 1998.

Murray, Elizabeth Reid. Wake: Capital County of North Carolina Volume I. Raleigh, NC: Capital County Publishing Company 1983.

Palmer, William M. Braswell, Alvin L., Renaldo Kuhler (Illustrator) Reptiles of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC. UNC Press.1995.

Parker, John M. Geology and Mineral Resources of Wake County. Raleigh, NC: NC DENR 1995.

Perkins, David. Raleigh: A Living History of North Carolina’s Capital. Winston Salem, NC: John F. Blair, Publisher 1994.

Potter, E.F., Parnell, J.F. and Teulings, R.P. Birds of the Carolinas. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press 1980.

Rankin, Richard. North Carolina Nature Writing. Winston-Salem, NC: John F.Blair, Publisher 1996.

Spira, Timothy P. Wildflowers & Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains & Piedmont. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press 2011.

Stewart, K.G and Roberson, M.R. Exploring the Geology of the Carolinas. Chapel Hill, NC 2007.

Ward, H.T. and Davis, R.P.S., Jr. Time Before History: The Archaeology of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press 1999.

Weber, T.C. and Gratzl, U. Stories in Stone: Memories from a Bygone Farm Community in North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: Umstead Coalition 2011.

Wells, B.W. The Natural Gardens of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press 2002.

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NCNatural Book Selections

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Natural History

Natural History Magazine Book Selections

Natural History Magazine

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Zoobooks

 Zoobooks Magazine

1 Comment »

  1. […] to make modern sense of the oldest story we tell ourselves.” On the Grid, a book featured on this blog’s bibliography, explores the network of infrastructures that enable urban and suburban residents to live […]

    Pingback by Scott Huler Takes the Measure of the Piedmont | The Raleigh Naturalist — January 28, 2020 @ 3:32 pm


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