By Robert A. Peterson
with selected photographs
by Michael Hogan
Additional photographs by Steve Greer
"In capturing the beauty and uniqueness of southern New Jersey, Natural Wonders makes it clear why so many people have worked so hard to save its treasure of nature and human history. This extraordinary book will inspire readers to cherish the Pine Barrens and coastal estuaries anew."
—Carleton Montgomery, Executive Director
Pinelands Preservation Alliance
With Natural Wonders of the Jersey Pines and Shore, the late Robert Peterson may have written the most compelling book ever about his beloved southern New Jersey. Peterson (Patriots, Pirates, and Pineys) possessed a remarkable knowledge of nature and history, and here—in collaboration with celebrated South Jersey photographer Michael Hogan—he presents 57 "natural wonders" that, collectively, make this region unique.
The diverse topics covered include flora, fauna, forces of nature, and geological formations—from an astonishing range of birds and mammals to bays, tides, trees, and wildflowers. Nearly 200 of Hogan’s striking images bring Peterson’s vignettes to brilliant life, augmented by the sensitive work of Steve Greer, another award-winning South Jersey-based photographer.
Natural Wonders of the Jersey Pines and Shore is a beautiful and informative book that is guaranteed to inspire, surprise, and delight. For anyone who loves the nature and natural history of southern New Jersey, this is a book to treasure.
2005/312 pp/hardbound with dustjacket