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March 19, 2024
9780295752372
English
328
180 color illus., 7 maps
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$24.95 USD, £18.99 GBP
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Between the Tides in California

Exploring Beaches and Tidepools

The vast and diverse California coast is an awe-inspiring place of exploration and discovery, full of life forms that are shockingly unfamiliar. Intertidal fish that can breathe in air, worms that build entire reefs, and seaweeds that can be mistaken for tar spots—these are as common as the more familiar barnacles that eat with their feet. Unicorn snails lie still on the rocks as they drill into the shells of their prey, while purple urchins nestle into sides of rock walls and keyhole limpets fend off sea stars. Surfgrass covers tidepools and protects sensitive species from sun and heat while welcoming animals like spiny lobsters and kelpfish to cruise atop its tangled blades.

In this guidebook, scientific experts describe how land and water shape specific ecosystems of the intertidal zone. Richly illustrated and accessibly written, Between the Tides in California transforms readers into nearshore detectives, with each species offering unique clues about the environment around them.

Features include:
• Profiles of sites to visit ranging from remote seashores on the northern coast to the popular beaches of Southern California
• The fascinating stories behind both common and less familiar animal and plant species
• A lively introduction to how coastal ecosystems work and why no two beaches are ever alike

About the Authors

Ryan P. Kelly is professor of marine and environmental affairs at the University of Washington. Terrie Klinger is professor of marine and environmental affairs and co-director of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center at the University of Washington. Patrick J. Krug is professor of biological sciences at California State University, Los Angeles. John J. Meyer is senior director of marketing and communications in the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. Kelly, Klinger, and Meyer are coauthors of Between the Tides in Washington and Oregon: Exploring Beaches and Tidepools.

Reviews

"The authors paint such vivid pictures with their descriptions of intertidal habitats and species that I could almost smell the salty air while reading the book at home."—Melissa Foley, San Francisco Estuary Institute

"Witty, wonderful, and full of gorgeous images and useful science, this book gives us a glimpse into the drama that unfolds between the tides of California's uniquely special coastline. It is an indispensable companion for exploration, inspiring curiosity and reconnecting us with nature."—Amber Mace, California Academy of Science

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Between the Tides in Washington and Oregon

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