The changing shoreline of North America is one of the major themes of Duke University Press’ wildlife and natural sciences catalogue.
Duke University Press’ Living with the Shore Series sets out to understand the changing nature of beaches and shorelines, in order to help preserve them for future generations, with titles such as: Living with the Lake Erie Shore, The North Carolina Shore and its Barrier Islands, Living with the East Florida Shore, and Living with the California Coast.
A separate title The Last Beach is an urgent call to save the world’s beaches while there is still time. Other titles include Seaweeds of the Southeastern United States, an identification manual to inshore and offshore seaweeds.
Duke University Press, in North Carolina, was founded in 1921 and publishes some 120 new titles each year. It has also re-published Mungo Park’s Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa, a classic of travel literature first published in 1799, which has inspired writers such as Wordsworth, Melville, Conrad and Hemingway.