Pacific Reef & Shore: A Photo Guide to Northwest Marine LIfe

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Pacific Reef & Shore is the 21st century successor to Harbo's 1980 bestseller Tidepool and Reef, with more species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant new full-colour photographs of the 300 most common plants and animals of the intertidal zone. Arranged for quick identification with colour-coded sections, this ingenious guide has written descriptions of each organism, with size, habitat and interesting facts conveniently placed next to its photo.

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Overview

Pacific Reef & Shore is the 21st century successor to Harbo's 1980 bestseller Tidepool and Reef, with more species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant new full-colour photographs of the 300 most common plants and animals of the intertidal zone. Arranged for quick identification with colour-coded sections, this ingenious guide has written descriptions of each organism, with size, habitat and interesting facts conveniently placed next to its photo.

Authoritative and accessible, Pacific Reef & Shore is the indispensable companion for divers, kayakers and beach strollers alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Statesman Journal
"Now you'll know the difference between a hairy lithode and a golf-ball lithode, a wrinkled star and a cushion star."
-Dan Hays, Statesman Journal
Wave Length
"The simplicity and clarity of both description and photos make this guide an excellent choice for family outings."
-Diana Mumford, Wave Length
The Northern Mariner
"This is an ideal guide for the scuba diver."
-William Schleihauf, The Northern Mariner
Times Colonist
"When my summer visitors arrive and we're wading at the tideline or canoeing over the eelgrass, I'll have Harbo's guidebook handy to settle those inevitable arguments over names for this or that sea critter. His photos and descriptions will definitely incite everyone to look closely at the ocean's treasures."
-Carolyn Redl, Times Colonist
Coast Reporter
"The book is a rogues' gallery of the ocean; it identifies through pictures and facts. The cover photo depicts a type of sea slug only a mother could love. Some of the mug shots and their colourful names are amazing...Pacific Reef and Shore is a useful, basic book for older kids and adults."
-Jan Degrass, Coast Reporter
BC Naturalist
"I find this book comprehensive, easy to use, compact, well laid-out, and beautifully illustrated."
-Annie Prud'homme-Genereux, BC Naturalist
Coast Reporter
The book is a rogues' gallery of the ocean; it identifies through pictures and facts. The cover photo depicts a type of sea slug only a mother could love. Some of the mug shots and their colourful names are amazing...Pacific Reef and Shore is a useful, basic book for older kids and adults.
-Jan Degrass, Coast Reporter
Wave Length
The simplicity and clarity of both description and photos make this guide an excellent choice for family outings.
-Diana Mumford, Wave Length
Times Colonist
When my summer visitors arrive and we're wading at the tideline or canoeing over the eelgrass, I'll have Harbo's guidebook handy to settle those inevitable arguments over names for this or that sea critter. His photos and descriptions will definitely incite everyone to look closely at the ocean's treasures.
-Carolyn Redl, Times Colonist
The Northern Mariner
This is an ideal guide for the scuba diver.
-William Schleihauf, The Northern Mariner
Statesman Journal
Now you'll know the difference between a hairy lithode and a golf-ball lithode, a wrinkled star and a cushion star.
-Dan Hays, Statesman Journal
BC Naturalist
I find this book comprehensive, easy to use, compact, well laid-out, and beautifully illustrated.
-Annie Prud'homme-Genereux, BC Naturalist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550173048
  • Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 2/28/2003
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,052,806
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Harbo, B.Sc., is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading marine writers and photographers. Author of the bestselling Tidepool and Reef, The Edible Seashore, Guide to the Western Seashore, Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest, and Whelks to Whales, Harbo is a diver, teacher of marine life courses and a senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo, BC, where he lives with his wife and children.

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