A field guide to marine flora and fauna of the British and the north-west European seashore, this work covers the identification of organisms, the ecological life cycle and gives a description of each species. It covers more than 500 plants and animals. The opening chapter deals with the shore environment. It is designed to provide an introduction, references to more advanced reading being provided at the end of the section. The bulk of the book is given over to a systematic coverage of the common plants and animals of the shore with emphasis on the biology of the species included. Each group of organisms is prefaced by a statement of characteristics and where appropriate the classification of the group is given. There are also suggestions and tips for project work.
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This unique, concise, beautifully-illustrated guide has been carefully designed for students, teachers and naturalists. User-friendly dichotomous keys lead to the identification of over 650 common and widespread animals and seaweeds of the shore. Each species has detailed notes on diagnostic features and biology. Now with 32 pages of colour.About the Author:
John Fish is the former Director of the Institute of Biological Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Science at Aberystwyth University.
Susan Fish is a Research Associate in the Institute of Biological Sciences at Aberystwyth University.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # TT01487456B