Stumps of these grand cypress, left by the loggers in the early 1930s, now take part in the return of the swamps wilderness.*

The natural history, ecology, geology and human history of the Georgia barrier islands and the Okefenokee swamp are presented in four naturalist's guides. These books were written in response to the many questions received by the author in the 30 years of teaching classes and conducting nature walks in the coastal area. Although the guides target naturalists and educators, the books can be enjoyed by all interested people. An extensive glossary defines technical terms and explains concepts used in the text to assist those unfamiliar with scientific terminology and avails added information for those seeking to expand their understanding. The combination of succinctness and readability, along with numerous drawings and diagrams, give Taylor's books clarity and approachability. Taylor's enthusiasm, sense of humor and thorough knowledge of biology, make his books as appealing as they are informative.

As a Marine Education Specialist with the University of Georgia, Taylor Schoettle conducted marine programs for schools, colleges and the general public throughout the Southeast for over a decade. His years of study and teaching on Georgia's barrier islands and in the Okefenokee Swamp induced him to share his discoveries through the writing of these four guides. (Learn more about the author)


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