Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores / Edition 1

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Overview

Tidepools and rocky shores are among the most physically stressful environments on earth. When the tide is high, waves can sweep over plants and animals at velocities as high as 60 miles per hour, while at low tide, the same organisms dry up and bake in the sun. Yet despite this seeming inhospitality, tidepools and rocky shores are exceptionally complex and biologically diverse. This comprehensive encyclopedia is an authoritative, one-stop reference for everyone interested in the biology and ecology of this fascinating and uniquely accessible environment. Conveniently arranged alphabetically, nearly 200 wide-ranging entries written in clear language by scientists from around the world provide a state-of-the-art picture of tidepools and rocky shore science. From Abalones, Barnacles, and Climate Change through Seagrasses, Tides, and Wind, the articles discuss the animals and plants that live in tidepools, the physics and chemistry of the rocky shore environment, the ecological principles that govern tidepools, and many other interdisciplinary topics.

* Generously illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, drawings, and diagrams

* The only comprehensive volume available on tidepools and rocky shores

* Articles include in-depth looks at animal and algal diversity and overviews of the history of research, rocky shore management, and conservation

* Contributors are experts on physics and physical oceanography, experimental ecology, population genetics, taxonomy, and other disciplines

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Editorial Reviews

Biology Digest
“A comprehensive, authoritative, one-stop reference book.”
Marine Ecology - Michael Stachowitsch
“Comprehensive, complete and authoritative.”
Library Journal

Denny (marine science, Stanford) and Gaines (director, Marine Science Inst., Univ. of California, Santa Barbara), who have previously coauthored Chance in Biology: Using Probability To Explore Nature, have joined forces again to compile nearly 200 entries on the biological and physical aspects of tidepool and rocky shore habitats, from "abalones" to "zonation." Written by scientists from research, academic, and governmental institutions from around the world, the entries all begin with a short definition of the topic and end with See alsoreferences and suggested resources for exploring the topic in greater depth. Usually stretching over multiple pages, the entries are illustrated with hundreds of color photographs, tables, or line drawings. One unexpected entry discusses the friendship and collaboration between biologist Edward Flanders Ricketts and author John Steinbeck. The work concludes with a glossary of more than 900 terms and a subject index.
—Teresa R. Faust

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520251182
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 9/3/2007
  • Series: Encyclopedias of the Natural World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 735
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 2.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark W. Denny is John and Jean DeNault Professor of Marine Science in the Biological Studies Department at Stanford University. He is author of Air and Water: The Physics of Life’s Media, Species
Invasions:
Insights into Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeogaphy,
and Biology and the Mechanics of the Wave-Swept Environment. Steven D. Gaines is Director of the Marine Science
Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara and coedited Marine Community Ecology. Together, Denny and Gaines coauthored Chance in Biology: Using Probability to Explore Nature.

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