Sea Is All about Us: A Guide to Marine Environments of Cape Ann and Other Northern New England Waters by Sarah Fraser Robbins, Clarice Yentsch, Clarice Yentsch
A revised edition of the classic work, originally published by the Peabody Museum of Salem. One of the best handbooks available for those interested in exploring the seashore populations and general ecology of northern New England waters and Cape Ann. The perfect companion guide for the serious student of marine biology or the enthusiastic amateur adventurer and ecologist.
"A new printing of this book could not be more timely. If you take it and go down to the water, I imagine you will return again and again, and like the authors, be inspired to love and protect the sea that is all about us." From the Foreword by Deborah Cramer, Author of Smithsonian Ocean: Our Water Our World
"The Sea is All About Us has been a treasured guide for over 40 years and endures as the best handbook available for exploring this stretch of New England coast. I am delighted that it has been updated and reprinted, so I can continue to recommend it for all who seek to know more about this region's remarkable marine and coastal habitats." Jane Winchell, The Sarah Fraser Robbins Director, Art & Nature Center, Peabody Essex Museum
"A very useful companion for a trip to this fascinating habitat, whether it is your first trip to the tide zone or you are returning to visit 'slimy old friends.'" Edward S. Gilfillan, Bowdoin College
"I am delighted to see this field guide being reprinted. It was a welcome text for laymen and field biology classes 40 years ago and has stood the test of time." Sandra E. Shumway, University of Connecticut
"You are holding in your hot little hands one of the best field companions to the intertidal marine life of Cape Ann and the Gulf of Maine. More than just a dry taxonomic guide, Robbins and Yentsch do a superb job of making sense of the diverse intertidal environments of northern New England. Designed to be thrown in your backpack along with your water, hat and binoculars, it will help you interpret the secret world found in those intertidal cracks and crevices, a magical world of unbelievable biodiversity and wonder. Rachel Carson would be proud!" Barney Balch, Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine
Sarah Fraser Robbins (1911-2002) volunteered at the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem and created their education department. Trained as a geologist at Bryn Mawr College, she was a self-taught marine biologist, a clean water advocate, and spokesperson for conservation. Clarice M. Yentsch holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (BS, MAT) and Nova Southeastern University (PhD). She was a research scientist and co-founder of Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in the Boothbay region of Maine. She has lead science and mathematics education endeavors with the Education Development Center, the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.