Human clustering in coastal areas The coastal zone has gained a solid reputation as a place vocated for recreational activities and this is generally related to the presence of the sea. The relationship, however, does not appear univocal or simple: the sea can be perceived as a hostile element by humans and the more general question of whether the presence of the shore is in itself a favourable, repulsive, or irrelevant factor to settlement is a debatable point, at least for pre-industrial societies. Back in the early part of the 19th century, Friedrich Hegel regarded oceans and rivers as unifying elements rather than dividing ones, thus implying a trend towards the concentration of human settlements along them. 'The sea', he wrote, 'stimulates 1 courage and conquest, as well as profit and plunder', although he realized that this did not equally apply to all maritime peoples. In Hegel's view, different approaches to the sea were mainly the results of cultural factors and, in fact, he recognized that some people living in coastal areas perceive the sea as a dangerous and alien place and the shore as aftnis terrae.
Shorebirds and seabirds found on the east coast are truly world globetrotters with migration routes that span oceans and continents. Eastern Coastal Birds is the ideal pocket-sized, folding guide for the seasonal visitor or resident to identify commonly seen birds along the coast of eastern North America. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar species and a map featuring prominent coastal birding hotspots. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by birders of all ages. Made in the USA.
For many, golf courses are sanctuaries where one can enjoy a few hours of relaxation away from the demands of day-to-day life. Courses along the southeastern coastal plain from North Carolina to northern Florida are also sanctuaries for wildlife. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and also features a regional map and information on the unique ecosystems in this area. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
Easter is a favorite holiday for children around the world. Chocolate bunnies, stuffed rabbits, colored eggs, and fuzzy baby chicks fill Easter baskets as children eagerly anticipate the traditional Easter egg hunt and the Easter Bunny.
Have you ever wondered where this celebration began? How did these traditions first start, and how have they changed over the years since their origin in ancient times? The answers may surprise you!
It's Not About You Mr. Easter Bunny provides an opportunity to share history, traditions and discussions in a fun way mixed with colorful illustrations perfect for young readers. It gives unique insight into this very important holiday.
The Johnson family has a new adventure, this one of the ghostly kind, as they explore Savannah, Charleston and Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Fourteen-year-old Joey, ten-year-old Bobby and five-year-old Katy accompany their writer mom, Jennifer, on their end-of-summer vacation to these historic Southern cities where they learn some history and encounter numerous ghost stories. Young readers won't know they're learning history; they'll only know they're having fun as they follow these kids on their latest adventure.
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