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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7074 words.

This chapter describes how travelers in the 1700s reported hearing beautiful, ghostly singing emanating from this beach. A legend grew up that this was the place where mermaids would gather...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7393 words.

This chapter describes how the author and his team took the journey down the river in stages. The later stages included layovers, and chances to explore the landscape and history...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7179 words.

This chapter focuses on the author's pilot and companion, Kemp Burdette, the thirty-six-year-old Cape Fear river keeper. He's been on the job a little less than a year. Formerly Kemp served...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 6854 words.

This chapter discusses a new twist to an old pollution source. According to Kemp, “Poultry CAFOs are making a push into North Carolina because they've been basically regulated out of other...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 3641 words.

This chapter describes the ferry dock for the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry where the brick remains of a twenty-foot-tall lighthouse, Price's Creek Light, stand. Built in 1849, it was one of...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 7464 words.

This chapter focuses on Bonnet's Creek, named for Stede Bonnet, the “Gentleman Pirate,” scion of a wealthy Barbados family who reportedly carried his voluminous library to sea with him....

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 3266 words.

This chapter shows that the route to the actual Cape Fear on Bald Head Island is circuitous and expensive. The cape, of course, is a shifty piece of real estate. In this part of the world,...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 6558 words.

This chapter argues that the reason why our natural environment has taken such a hit over the generations is it has been thought of and dealt with in pieces, chopped up into segments that...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 5396 words.

This chapter compares the author's expedition with that of John Steinbeck's, who roamed America in a camper truck called Rocinante searching for the soul of his own troubled nation. In Trav...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 2755 words.

This chapter describes the expedition's stop—a long one—at Lanier Falls, just above Raven Rock. They pull in above the falls, run the chute over and over, and surf the hydraulic in Ethan's...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 9847 words.

This chapter describes a “push” day; the team has a lot of miles to cover if they're going to be within striking distance of Fayetteville by the next day. The plan is to go through...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 5379 words.

This chapter shows the author performing the hardest task of the whole trip: taking his sodden river shirt off the roof of the tent and buttoning it on. This seems like no big deal, but the...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 9915 words.

This chapter describes how the author and David Webster launch the johnboat at the Wildlife ramp at Old Route 87, just to make sure they will have a continuous trip and cover all of the...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 12330 words.

This chapter illustrates a place about eighteen miles above Wilmington, on a tributary of the Black. Here lies a replica wooden bridge across Widow Elizabeth Moore's Creek that commemorates...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 4462 words.

This chapter discusses the stately white riverfront mansion the expedition passed by near the southern end of the Wilmington waterfront, just below the shops and restaurants of Chandler's...

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Philip Gerard.

in Down the Wild Cape Fear

March 2013; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 4951 words.

This chapter focuses on Castle Street, also called Dram Tree Park. The park is named for the fabled bald cypress that once stood on a miniature island just offshore of Sunset Park. It...

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Aboveground biomass estimation of tropical street trees

Kang Min Ngo and Shawn Lum.

in Journal of Urban Ecology

P ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Sustainability; Ecology and Conservation; Management of Land and Natural Resources (Social Science); Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 4648 words.

Abstract

Urban trees provide numerous ecosystem services to city residents, including carbon storage and sequestration. Quantifying carbon sequestered in urban...

The Abyss of Time

James Lawrence Powell.

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences

December 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 1839 words.

This chapter traces the roots of the idea of deep time, one of the most fundamental and surprising discoveries about the Earth during the twentieth century. In September 1846, William...

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Account Overdrawn

James Lawrence Powell.

in Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences

December 2014; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 2583 words.

This chapter focuses on the disagreements among scientists regarding the age of the Earth. In 1868 Archibald Geikie had endorsed Kelvin's 100-million-year timescale. Over the decades, he...

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Accountability and Legitimacy

Frank Biermann.

in Earth System Governance

December 2014; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Impact of Environmental Issues (Social Science). 8934 words.

This chapter focuses on accountability and legitimacy as a dimension of effective earth system governance. It argues that questions of accountability and legitimacy are becoming ever more...

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