Down the Wild Cape Fear: A River Journey through the Heart of North Carolina (Hardback)Philip Gerard (author)
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Gerard explores the myriad environmental and political issues being played out along the waters of the Cape Fear. These include commerce and environmental stewardship, wilderness and development, suburban sprawl and the decline and renaissance of inner cities, and private rights versus the public good.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 562 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
Equal parts historical survey, river adventure and nature walk, it's a fascinating trip down North Carolina's most storied river.--Raleigh News and Observer
By the book's end we get a sense of the innumerable interconnections that make the region a special, singular place.--North Carolina Literary Review
Like a river itself, winding its way through history and biology, politics, and preservation, this book will appeal to both nature lovers and those living in and near the Cape Fear watershed.--Library Journal
A reading journey that no one who loves North Carolina should pass by.--D.G. Martin One on One
Gerard takes readers with him on a 200-mile trip down the Cape Fear River. . . [and] it's obvious that his book was labor of love.--Southern Pines Pilot
An adventure story paired with a view of the ecology, history, development, and industry along a vital river that runs from the core of North Carolina to the coast. Gerard uses glittering, evocative prose to recount his travels by canoe and powerboat down the Wild Cape Fear River with a guide, biologist, photographer, and others. . . . This is a compelling story that offers a striking and thoughtful look at the many environmental, political, and commercial issues affecting this region and the waterway that feeds it.--ForeWord
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