ISBN-10:
155849667X
ISBN-13:
9781558496675
Pub. Date:
12/30/2008
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Neighboring Canada: Vegetation of Beaches, Tidal Flats, Rocky Shores, Marshes, Swamps, and Coastal Ponds / Edition 2

Field Guide to Tidal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States and Neighboring Canada: Vegetation of Beaches, Tidal Flats, Rocky Shores, Marshes, Swamps, and Coastal Ponds / Edition 2

by Ralph Tiner, Abigail RorerRalph Tiner

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Overview

First published in 1987, Ralph W. Tiner's A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States soon established itself as the definitive work on its subject. Now Tiner has prepared a revised and expanded edition, broadening the coverage both botanically and geographically. It emphasizes plant identification and includes descriptions of over 700 species and illustrations of approximately 550 species. More tidal wetland types are covered (beaches, rocky shores, and tidal swamps) and the geographic scope extends as far north as Canada's Maritime Provinces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558496675
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: revised and expanded edition
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 961,480
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ralph W. Tiner is a nationally recognized wetland ecologist with more than 40 years of experience mapping tidal marshes an other wetlands. He has directed the federal government's National Wetlands Inventory in 13 states for over 35 years and , as an adjunct professor has taught courses in wetland plant identification / ecology and wetland delineation/classification at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently treasurer for the U.S. National Ramsar Committee and also serves as the editor of Wetland Science and Practice (a journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists). To date, he has written over two hundred d publications including two field guides published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

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Wildlife Review

The only text of its kind.... Recommended for all coastal enthusiasts and will be an excellent guide for visits to any coastal site in the area of coverage.

Quarterly Review of Biology

A useful reference for non-technical laypeople and specialists alike.

Choice

Tiner has assembled descriptions and line drawings of 150 vascular plants common in coastal habitats, including rocky shores, tidal flats, salt marshes, brackish marshes, tidal swamps, and coastal aquatic beds. An additional 130 species are referred to briefly.... The book is very suitable for its intended audience of 'nontechnical' persons interested in coastal habitats such as conservation commissioners, environmental consultants, and students in botany, ecology, and environmental science. Inclusion of maps and descriptions of places with good public access to observe coastal wetlands is very valuable.

Science Books and Films

A delight to read and a pleasure to use.... Whether you are a botanist, a wetland ecologist, or someone with an interest in wetland plants, this useful and attractive book should be on your bookshelf.

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