Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay

Nature of the Estuary : A Field Guide

Book - 1989
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This book has become the definitive field guide to the Chesapeake. Flora and fauna descriptions are arranged according to the bay's nine major habitats -- from freshwater wetlands to saltwater marshes. The most important field marks of over 500 species are shown in 350 superb pen-and-ink drawings, which make this benchmark work as beautiful as it is useful. The book is designed as a user-friendly introduction to the natural history of the Chesapeake Bay. Scientific jargon is kept to a minimum. Illustrations and text are paired to present an easy-to-use primer on the estuarine system. The book takes an ecological approach to life above and below the Chesapeake's surface. Wetland and aquatic communities are emphasised.
Publisher: Centreville, Md. : Tidewater Publishers, [1989], ©1989
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780870333514
Branch Call Number: 508.3163 Wh
Description: ix, 212 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Teramura, Karen


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