Life in the Chesapeake Bay

ISBN-10: 0801883385
ISBN-13: 9780801883385
Edition: 3rd 2006
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Description: Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book's  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 5/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 8.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book's descriptions of the Bay's plants, animals, and diverse habitats. Superbly illustrated and clearly written, this acclaimed guide describes hundreds of plants and animals and their habitats, from diamondback terrapins to blue crabs to hornshell snails. Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations. The new edition retains the charm of an engaging classic while adding a decade of new research. This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers -- year-round residents and summer vacationers, professional biologists and amateur scientists, conservationists and sportsmen.

Alice Jane Lippson has worked as a research scientist at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and Martin-Marietta Corporation and as a professional scientific illustrator.

Robert L. Lippson has served as senior scientist of the National Marine Fisheries Service's Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Research Program, research scientist at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, and adjunct professor at Michigan State University.

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Preface
A Perspective: Past, Present, and Future
Ecology of the Chesapeake Bay
How Salty Is the Water?
Typical Habitats of the Bay and Its Tributaries
Classification of Animals and Plants
Sand Beaches
Plants along the Upper Beach
Dwellers on the Beach
Signs of Life
Birds of the Beach
Ancient Relics of the Sea
Shell Guide
Intertidal Flats
Plant Life on the Flats
Roamers over the Flats
The World beneath the Intertidal Muds
Waders and Pickers on the Flats
Piers, Rocks, and Jetties
Barnacles
Bugs of the Pilings
Worms on the Pilings
Sea Squirts and the Like
Mussels
Sponges
Sea Anemones
Hydroids-Feathery Animals
Whip Coral
Skeleton Shrimps
Bryozoans
Termites of the Sea
Aerial Gleaners
Shallow Waters
Fishes
Plankton Soup
Insects of the Shallows
Crustaceans of the Shallows
Clams of the Shallows
Snails of Fresher Waters
Arks of the Lower Bay
Birds of the Shallows
Turtles and Snakes
Seagrass Meadows and Weed Beds
Underwater Plants
Seagrass Meadows
Weed Beds of the Upper Bay
Wetlands
Tidal Freshwater Marshes
Salt Marshes
The Maritime Forest
Forested Wetlands
Insects of the Wetlands
Birds of the Wetlands
Mammals of the Marshes
Oyster Bars
The Famous Oyster
Life in, on, and among the Oysters
Crabs and Other Crustaceans
Mollusks of the Oyster Community
Fishes
Deeper, Open Waters
Dwellers on the Bottom
Dwellers in the Bottom
Creatures of the Open Waters
Fishes of the Open Waters
Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles of the Open Waters
Birds of the Open Waters
Glossary
Species List and Distributions by Salinity Zones
Birds-Species List and Seasonal Occurrence
Selected References
Index

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