Alexander and Lazell's delightful study of North Carolina's Outer Banks contains a wealth of statistics and facts . . . A Ribbon of Sand
--written in romantic prose--is more like a novel. . . . Small and lightweight with chapters of less than 20 pages, this is the perfect book to take on a trip to the North Carolina coast. Interesting and informative, you'll look at a grain of sand or a wave with a whole new perspective.--TasteFullRibbon of Sand
is a rich and beautifully written exploration of the unique natural history and romantic past of the Outer Banks, the fragile barrier islands that stretch for almost two hundred miles down the North Carolina coast. A new preface discusses recent developments on the Banks, including the discovery and excavation of a wreck believed to be Blackbeard's ship and the continuing threat of offshore oil drilling, and throughout the book the authors reveal the controversies, natural wonders, and fascinating legends that make the Outer Banks one of the nation's most beloved treasures.
In Southern Words
A delight and an education....Fixing their vision on the intersection of natural and human history, the authors offer compelling insights into the past, present, and future of the Outer Banks.--Tom D. Crouch, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Leaves the reader with a clear sense of place and an understanding of the forces of wind and water.--Publishers Weekly
This is a guidebook to be taken along when exploring this fragile place that deserves to be preserved.
Leaves the reader with a clear sense of place and an understanding of the forces of wind and water.
This fine book paints a distinct portrait of a delicate ecosystem and how humans have forever affected it.
"In Southern Words"
A beautifully drawn picture of 'the resiliency and self-correcting mechanism of the natural order' at work on the Outer Banks.
"Outer Banks Magazine"
This book provides gentle yet informative reading to round out a portrait of the Outer Banks.
"Audubon Naturalist News"