Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Life in the Chesapeake Bay

by Alice Jane Lippson, Robert L. Lippson
     
 

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"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…  See more details below

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"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 a classic while adding a decade of new research.

Editorial Reviews

Northeastern Naturalist

One of the most popular, well written, and useful guides to the Chesapeake.

Underwater Naturalist

This is a wonderful book.

Wildlife Activist
Persons with a fondness for the Chesapeake Bay should get a copy of this book.

Whole Earth Review
The best-written and best-illustrated guide ever about a North American tidal estuary. It is the model for all future coastal nature guides.

Chesapeake Life Magazine
The region's quintessential field and reference guide

Mariner
This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers.

Baltimore Sun
A story book, a field guide and a reference work, and anyone interested in fishing, ecology, or our bay should own it.

Washington Post Book World
Handsome, generously illustrated... All of the Bay's richness is catalogued here.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883378
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/21/2006
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
769,508
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Alice Jane Lippson is a biological illustrator and researcher in estuarine ecology. Robert L. Lippson, prior to his retirement, was a marine scientist with the National Marine Fisheries Service and an adjunct professor of invertebrate zoology at Michigan State University. The Lippsons live and work on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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