Meet the Author

Larry Points is a native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he obtained a B.S. Degree in Biology from Southeast Missouri University in 1966. After graduation he began a career as a park ranger with the National Park Service at the Grand Canyon. Following two years of military service with the Army in Thailand, he resumed his ranger career at Mt. Rainier National Park in the state of Washington; he then transferred east to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Pennsylvania.

From 1974 until retirement at the end of 2000, Larry served as Chief of Park Interpretation at Assateague Island National Seashore. In that capacity he was responsible for education associated with exhibits, visitor centers, publications, nature trails and environmental activities to schools. Larry now lives in Delmar, MD ("The Little Town Too Big for One State").

In the 1990's Larry began a collaboration with a naturalist colleague to privately publish a series of children's nature books. Their goal was to create books which incorporated unusual pictures and accurate text on subjects of seashore interest, but which were not easily found in other publications. They wanted to answer common questions by Atlantic Coast visitors and to assist teachers who may have these subjects in their curriculum. Larry enjoys photography and uses some of his own photographs to compliment those of other photographers who contribute to his books. To stay busy in retirement, Larry offers visits at schools to present programs and offer his books to children.

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Last updated February 11, 2008