Naturalist's Guide to the Atlantic Seashore Beach Ecology from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras

ISBN-10: 0762742372
ISBN-13: 9780762742370
Edition: N/A
Authors: Scott W. Shumway
List price: $24.95
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Description: From the North Carolina's Outer Banks to Maine's rocky coast, this comprehensive guidebook covers the ecology, wildlife, plants and ocean creatures in full-color photographs and vivid detail. No other book includes all of the plants, animals, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 2/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

From the North Carolina's Outer Banks to Maine's rocky coast, this comprehensive guidebook covers the ecology, wildlife, plants and ocean creatures in full-color photographs and vivid detail. No other book includes all of the plants, animals, and terrain along this stretch of coastline, making this a must-have for anyone who lives or recreates near the Atlantic. The diverse habitats of the seashore, from the Rocky Shores to Sandy Beaches, Estuaries, Tidal Flats, Salt Marshes, Seagrass Meadows, and the Open Ocean are explored in detail in this user-friendly guide and natural history. The easy-to-use layout, comprehensive index, water-resistant cover and guaranteed binding make this a beautiful volume of natural history and biodiversity. Scott W. Shumway is a professor of biology at Wheaton College. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Acknowledgments
About the Author
Preface
Map
Introduction
The Coastline: Where the Ocean Meets the Land
Food Chains and the Forgotten Plankton
Rocky Shores
Sandy Beaches
Sand Dunes
Estuaries
Salt Marshes
Tidal Flats
Seagrass Meadows
The Open Ocean
The Beach in Winter
Afterword
References
Index

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