Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest
By (author) J. Duane Sept
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Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest by J. Duane Sept
Book DescriptionNewly revised and updated in 2008 with additional photographs and an easier-to-use layout, this beautifully illustrated guide aids in identifying the most common intertidal animals and plants of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. What's that purple stuff you and the kids always see at the edge of the water when you go to the beach? Is it okay to touch those gooey little creatures you always find in tidepools? And where's the best place along the coast to see bat stars? This book can tell you. The 274 most common animals and plants to be seen along the saltwater shores of the Pacific Northwest are described here -- the ones that stay put and that cover great distances; the ones that hide and that love a party; the ones that look like rocks or feathers or blobs of jelly. Illustrating each entry is a full-colour photo of the species in its natural habitat, so that even the novice can identify it confidently -- without disturbing it. There are special sections on great Pacific Northwest viewing sites for intertidal life, ways to understand tides and choose the best times to look for beach wildlife, intertidal habitats ranging from sandy beaches to ageing wharves to rocky, wave-swept shores, and ecologically friendly observation methods. Packed with expert information but wonderfully accessible to any interested layperson, this book is perfect for a family, a school group, a Saturday beachwalker or a naturalists' club. The species described here include sponges, clams, snails, crabs, sea stars, sea anemones, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and others. This informative guide was written to be both accurate and easy to understand. Details for each plant or animal include: description, habitat, range, additional notes and more.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781550174533
(140mm x 215mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Harbour Publishing
Publisher: Harbour Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author J. Duane Sept
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Photographic Guide to Seashore Life in the North Atlantic, Paperback (March 2008)» View all books by J. Duane Sept
The tides of the North Atlantic are the world's highest, and they reveal a world of amazing seashore life - from jellies and sea anemones, to clams and crabs, to seaweeds and lichens. With some 300 color photographs and descriptions, this guide helps to identify Atlantic seashore life from Canada to Cape Cod.
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Author Biography - J. Duane Sept
Duane Sept's passion for wildlife has brought him to study his subjects and to work throughout western Canada as a biologist, writer, professional photographer and environmental consultant. His photographs and writings have been published in numerous periodicals, including BBC Wildlife, Canadian Wildlife, Nature Canada and Outdoor Canada. He lives with his wife and two children on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
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