Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife
Author: Patrick J. Lynch
Publisher: Yale University Press
A lavishly illustrated and long-overdue guidebook to the rich natural history of Long Island Sound and its coastlines, a region beloved by millions of people Long Island Sound consists of a diverse collection of unique marine, estuarine, and terrestrial ecosystems located in one of the most densely populated regions in the United States. The Sound and its coastlines are home not only to myriad species of plants and animals--from shorebirds and turtles to whales, seals, and fish--but also to more than twenty million people. Until now there has been no one-stop reference for those interested in exploring the Sound's rich natural history. Author, photographer, and scientific illustrator Patrick Lynch has filled this gap. Brimming with maps, photographs, and drawings, Lynch's guide introduces readers to the full breadth of the Sound's environs from shorelines to deepest waters. With coastal areas at particular risk from climate change and pollution, his timing couldn't be better. Whether readers are interested in the area's geology and meteorology, its history of human intervention, or simply locating nature reserves and bird sanctuaries, they're sure to find Lynch's compendium indispensable.
Including Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island
Author: Patrick J. Lynch
Category: Block Island (R.I. : Island)
A richly illustrated full-color guide to the unique plants, wildlife, and environments of Cape Cod and the other nearby "Outer Lands" This essential guidebook presents the most abundantly illustrated and fascinating account of the natural history of Cape Cod, its nearby islands, Block Island, the western coast of Rhode Island, and southeastern Long Island ever published. Exploring the ecology and most common plants and animals of the various regional environments-- beaches, dunes, salt marshes, heathlands, and coastal forests-- the book also encompasses marine mammals, sea turtles, and fish offshore. Lavishly illustrated with images, maps, and photographs, the guide introduces readers to more than six hundred species of plants and animals of the region, including major whale and seal species. The book also provides a concise guide to the ecological history of the "Outer Lands," the glacial geology of the region, and Cape Cod's major environmental challenges, from climate change and sea level rise to the loss of wild habitats due to development. For nature-loving local residents and visitors alike, this essential book will be a well-loved resource.
Coastal wetlands are among our most important fish and wildlife habitats. For example, over two-thirds of our recreationally and commercially important marine fishes depend on coastal marshes and associated waters for nursery and spawning grounds. This book is arranged in four major sections: (1) Coastal Wetland Ecology: A General Overview, (2) Identification of Coastal Wetland Plants, (3) Wetland Plant Descriptions and Illustrations, and (4) Places to Observe Coastal Wetlands, and (5) Sources of Other Information. In addition , a list of references used in preparing this book and a glossary of technical terms are provided.
Roger Conant was an author, educator, researcher, and conservationist with a dual career in zoos and in herpetology. His contribution to the Peterson Field Guide Series made him one of the most influential American herpetologists of the twentieth century. This in-depth autobiography is as much a history of American Zoos and North American Herpetology as it is an account of the diverse and exciting life of Roger Conant. Details included in this book make it a hidden treasure for twentieth century folklore as well. Conant also studied extensively in Mexico and offers detailed accounts of his several excursions which were spread throughout much of the twentieth century.
This guide to more than 100 ecologically significant inland sites includes an account of the natural history of the region, descriptions and illustrations of each site, and specific practical information
A guidebook for the naturalist, commercial or recreational fisher, outdoor enthusiast, or beachgoer covers almost all species of sharks and rays that can be found in Gulf waters, and includes information on reproduction, sensory systems, feeding, and more.
Tips and Recipes for Gatherers from Maine to the Adirondacks to Long Island Sound
Author: Tom Seymour
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
New England's diverse geography overflows with many types of edible plants. Through the seasons, this forager's paradise offers a continually changing list of wild, harvestable treasures. Nuts and Berries of New England guides you to the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of the Northeast. This valuable reference guide will help you identify and appreciate the wild bounty of New England. Inside you'll find: detailed descriptions for 25 edible nuts and berries; tips on finding, preparing and consuming them. Use Nuts and Berries of New England as a field guide or as a delightful armchair read. No matter what you're looking for, this guide will enhance your next backpacking trip or easy stroll around the garden, and may just provide some new favorites for your dinner table.
The Connoisseur's Guide to Oyster Eating in North America
Author: Rowan Jacobsen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
In this passionate, playful, and indispensable guide, oyster aficionado Rowan Jacobsen takes readers on a delectable tour of the oysters of North America. Region by region, he describes each oyster's appearance, flavor, origin, and availability, as well as explaining how oysters grow, how to shuck them without losing a finger, how to pair them with wine (not to mention beer), and why they're one of the few farmed seafoods that are good for the earth as well as good for you. Packed with fabulous recipes, maps, and photos, plus lists of top oyster restaurants, producers, and festivals, A Geography of Oysters is both delightful reading and the guide that oyster lovers of all kinds have been waiting for.