A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America

A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America

by Leland Pollock
     
 


At last a guide to fish as well as invertebrates with profusely illustrated keys and the most recent terminology. It is not only practical but authoritative as well
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At last a guide to fish as well as invertebrates with profusely illustrated keys and the most recent terminology. It is not only practical but authoritative as well

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Library Journal
Ranging from the Canadian maritime provinces to Cape Hatteras, this comprehensive field guide covers macrofauna, i.e., both vertebrates and invertebrates visible to the unaided eye, that live from high-tidal-water levels to the margin of the offshore continental shelf. Reptiles, such as marine turtles, and mammals, such as whales and dolphins, are included, but insects, arachnids, and birds are excluded. Users can identify a totally unknown marine organism through a tabular key system and are then referred to more detailed descriptions in such sources as R.W. Miner's Field Book of Seashore Life (1950) and Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures (1981). Practical advice on timing field trips to the tides, basic field techniques, and safety guidelines are all provided by Pollock (biology, Drew Univ.), who has taught field courses in marine science for many years and draws upon this experience. The text is profusely illustrated, with some illustrations taken from authoritative earlier sources that are fully acknowledged and others original to this volume. A six-page bibliography of sources and a bibliography of illustration credits are included for further study. A valuable addition to the reference collections of undergraduate academic libraries as well as specialized collections in biology.Judith Barnett, Pell Marine Science, Lib., Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813523996
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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john H. Dearborn
From John H. Dearborn, University of Maine

Pollock's exceptionally broad coverage, form sponges to marine mammals and including larvae and parasites, and his unusual approach of using tabular keys with associated illustrations should have considerable appeal for student, professionals, and anyone else interested in the identification of marine creatures.

Kenneth A. Thomas
From Kenneth A. Thomas, Hillsborough Community College

Pollock's tabular format provides a more natural approach to organism identification. This well-written guide is an excellent supplementary text for a field-oriented marine biology course, but also stands well on its own.

Howard Evans
From Howard Evans, Cornell University

At last a guide to fish as well invertebrates with profusely illustrated keys and the most recent terminology. It is not only practical but authoritative as well.

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