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Description - The Intertidal Wilderness by Anne Wertheim Rosenfeld

"The Intertidal Wilderness" is a photographic exploration of the tidepools of the Pacific coast, from Baja California to as far north as southeast Alaska. These photographs capture the enormous variety of life and biological detail in the intertidal zone along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines. The interpretative text and captions describe telltale signs of ecological relationships and processes, helping seashore explorers appreciate ecological interactions and their consequences. The text delves into the roles of competition, predation, reproduction, natural variation in space and time, and colour that characterize this vibrant ecosystem. This revised edition has been updated throughout, incorporating new scientific information, new photographs and a new chapter discussing the recent human impact on this threatened environment. Fusing art and science, "The Intertidal Wilderness" conveys the fragility, complexity and interdependence of the plants and animals living at the interface of land and sea. "The Intertidal Wilderness" animates the surprisingly delicate beauty of the often violent intertidal zone, which daily withstands pounding waves at high tide as well as des

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520217058
ISBN-10: 0520217055
Format: Paperback
(273mm x 210mm x 13mm)
Pages: 185
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anne Wertheim Rosenfeld

Anne Wertheim Rosenfeld is a photographer and writer whose work has appeared in the magazines Oceans and Geo and in books by Jacques Cousteau and David Attenborough. Her work has also been exhibited in a number of places, including the Oakland Museum. Robert T. Paine is Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the University of Washington.

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