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

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

by Rick M. Harbo
 

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Still compact and the perfect size for travelling, Pacific Reef & Shore has been updated with new species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant photographs of the more than 300 common plants and animals found in the intertidal zone off the coast of North America—from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, to Point Conception,

Overview

Still compact and the perfect size for travelling, Pacific Reef & Shore has been updated with new species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant photographs of the more than 300 common plants and animals found in the intertidal zone off the coast of North America—from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, to Point Conception, California. Each entry includes a description summary with information on size and habitat, and a photo for species verification, giving readers an overview of local sea life without weighing them down as they explore the shore.

The world's oceans contain mysteries that scientists are discovering every day. While the depths of the Pacific may seem a world away, the intertidal zones are at the fingertips of any diver, kayaker or beach stroller curious about the various plants and wildlife that dwell there. Lightweight, inexpensive and accessible, Pacific Reef & Shore is the indispensable reference for any curious visitor to the shore.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

"The simplicity and clarity of both description and photos make this guide an excellent choice for family outings."
-Diana Mumford, Wave Length

"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

"This is an ideal guide for the scuba diver."
-William Schleihauf, The Northern Mariner

"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

"I find this book comprehensive, easy to use, compact, well laid-out, and beautifully illustrated."
-Annie Prud'homme-Genereux, BC Naturalist

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781550173048
Publisher:
Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2003
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,303,133
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.13(d)

Meet the Author

Rick M. 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 the award-winning book Whelks to Whales, Harbo is a diver and a retired senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada. He is currently working as a Research Associate with the Royal BC Museum. Harbo lives in Nanaimo, BC.

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