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Published: Jan 22 2020
Size: 7 x 10
Illustrations: 150 color photos
Robert C. Clark and Tom Poland
Tom Poland graduated from the University of Georgia and is the former managing editor of South Carolina Wildlife Magazine. He is the author of South Carolina Country Roads, Reflections of South Carolina (volumes 1 and 2), and Georgialina: A Southland As We Knew It. He has received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina's highest civilian honor.
Robert C. Clark is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, and his photographs have appeared in National Geographic books, Newsweek, and the Smithsonian Magazine, among other publications, as well in photographic awards annuals such as Print and Communications Arts. Together with Poland he co-authored Reflections of South Carolina (volumes 1 and 2).
"Through eloquent writing and spectacular photography, Poland and Clark bring to life the magnificence of one of the world's most enigmatic ecosystems. Although their long-debated origin remains shrouded in a mist of mystery, productive Carolina bay wetlands house a wealth of biodiversity. This book confirms their indisputable environmental value."—Whit Gibbons, University of Georgia
"Another splendid collaboration of writer Tom Poland and photographer Robert Clark of their explorations of one of the Palmetto State's most mysterious geological wonders: the hauntingly beautiful and biologically rich Carolina bays. Poland's absorbing and informative narrative with Clark's ample and artful photographs make this an excellent read and a worthy addition to any reader's collection of outdoor South Carolina books."—Ben McC. Moïse, award-winning author of Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir
"The Carolina bays ecosystem is one of the most intriguing and mysterious in the world for those of us who love and study them. In this book, my friend Tom Poland unravels that mystery with his extensive knowledge of this unusual phenomena. Featuring Robert Clark's stunningly beautiful photographs, this book is an excellent exploration of this unique part of the world."—Chuck Leavell, renowned environmentalist and keyboardist with the Allman Brothers Band, the Rolling Stones, and many others
"'The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder,' wrote British author G. K. Chesterton. He would be delighted by this book, as I am, for it inspires wonder at the natural wonders we call Carolina bays."—Glenn Oeland, National Geographic Magazine
"The authors remind us that they are not scientists, and yet their work is packed with science, and it presents the exquisite natural history of Carolina bays. May their efforts stimulate continuing energy into the preservation of these precious, dwindling ecosystems."—John B. Nelson, A.C. Moore Herbarium
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