The Naturalist's Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: Beach Ecology from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras / Edition 1

The Naturalist's Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: Beach Ecology from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras / Edition 1

by Scott Shumway
ISBN-10:
0762742372
ISBN-13:
9780762742370
Pub. Date:
02/26/2008
Publisher:
Falcon Guides

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The Naturalist's Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: Beach Ecology from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras / Edition 1

From the North Carolina's Outer Banks to Maine’s rocky coast, this comprehensive guidebook covers the ecology, wildlife, plants and ocean creatures in full-color photographs and vivid detail. No other book includes all of the plants, animals, and terrain along this stretch of coastline, making this a must-have for anyone who lives or recreates near the Atlantic. The diverse habitats of the seashore, from the Rocky Shores to Sandy Beaches, Estuaries, Tidal Flats, Salt Marshes, Seagrass Meadows, and the Open Ocean are explored in detail in this user-friendly guide and natural history. The easy-to-use layout, comprehensive index, water-resistant cover and guaranteed binding make this a beautiful volume of natural history and biodiversity.Scott W. Shumway is a professor of biology at Wheaton College. He lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762742370
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 02/26/2008
Series: Naturalist's Guide Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 335,438
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Scott Shumway is a professor of biology at Wheaton College and has been studying the ecosystems of the Atlantic Coast for decades.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     iv
About the Author     v
Preface     vi
Map     viii
Introduction     1
The Coastline: Where the Ocean Meets the Land     11
Food Chains and the Forgotten Plankton     25
Rocky Shores     37
Sandy Beaches     73
Sand Dunes     97
Estuaries     109
Salt Marshes     135
Tidal Flats     159
Seagrass Meadows     177
The Open Ocean     185
The Beach in Winter     203
Afterword     215
References     216
Index     224

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