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- DescriptionWhen Mildred and John Teal moved to Sapelo Island, Georgia, in 1955, they stepped back in time to a virtually undeveloped landscape of salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater ponds, sand dunes, and beaches. Over the course of a four-year stay their careful observations of the island's unique marine ecology and wonderfully varied flora and fauna became the basis for Portrait of an Island . The island's human history dates back more than four thousand years. The lure of Sapelo has drawn many to its shores, including tobacco millionaire R. J. Reylds, who established the University of Georgia Marine Institute there in the 1950s. Surrounded by sixteen thousand acres of pristine marsh, Sapelo offers researchers and the public a rare opportunity for environmental studies. Now a state game refuge and national estuarine sanctuary, the island remains a special haven where humans and nature quietly and peacefully coexist. Portrait of an Island is essential reading for anyone who treasures tranquility.
- Author BiographyMildred Teal and John Teal are the authors of Diary of a Salt Marsh and other books. Mildred Teal works at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Falmouth, Massachusetts. John Teal is a scientist emeritus at the institute and an environmental consultant.
- Author(s)John Teal,Mildred Teal
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication31/10/1997
- LanguageEnglish & English
- SubjectLife Sciences: General
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Content Note1 map, 32 illus.
- Weight245 g
- Width133 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Illustrator(s)Richard Rice
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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