Sapelo - People and Places on a Georgia Sea Island
Text by Buddy Sullivan
Photographs by Benjamin Galland
An illustrated history of the unique people, culture, and ecological characteristics of this beautiful barrier island
Sapelo, a state-protected barrier island off the Georgia coast, is one of the state’s greatest treasures. Presently owned almost exclusively by the state and managed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Sapelo features unique nature characteristics that have made it a locus for scientific research and ecological conservation. Beginning in 1949, when then Sapelo owner R. J. Reynolds Jr. founded the Sapelo Island Research Foundation and funded the research of biologist Eugene Odum, UGA’s study of the island’s fragile wetlands helped foster the modern ecology movement.
Page count: 352 pp. 117 color and 70 b&w photos, 2 maps Trim size: 10 X 9