A Field Guide to Long Island Sound

Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife

Author: Patrick J. Lynch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300220359


Page: 416

View: 4952

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.

A Field Guide to Cape Cod

Including Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Block Island, and Eastern Long Island

Author: Patrick J. Lynch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0300226152

Category: Block Island (R.I. : Island)

Page: 448

View: 7687

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.

A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore

From the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras

Author: Roger Tory Peterson,Kenneth L. Gosner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 061800209X

Category: Nature

Page: 329

View: 3545

Surveys coastal plants and invertebrates

A Field Guide to Shells

Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies

Author: R. Tucker Abbott,Percy A. Morris

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618164394

Category: Nature

Page: 512

View: 4573

Describes and depicts eight hundred species of shells

A Field Guide to Coastal Wetland Plants of the Northeastern United States

Author: Ralph W. Tiner

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870235382

Category: Nature

Page: 285

View: 7320

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.

A Field Guide to Interstate 95

The Traveler's Companion to the History, Geography and Trivia That Lie Beneath the Nation's Busiest Highway

Author: John Cribb

Publisher: N.A


Category: Travel

Page: 227

View: 483

Offers stories, explanations, and trivia about the passing landscape.

A field guide to the birds

giving field marks of all species found east of the Rockies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 290

View: 8650

An indispensable guide for both the beginner and the expert in identification of birds, emphasizing clues to watch when they are seen at a distance.

Common Plants of the Mid-Atlantic Coast

A Field Guide

Author: Gene M. Silberhorn

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801860812

Category: Nature

Page: 294

View: 1103

"A superb guidebook for amateur naturalists, students in a variety of ecology-oriented courses, and gardeners who wish to assess new species." -- American Horticulturist

A Field Guide to the Life and Times of Roger Conant

Author: Roger Conant

Publisher: N.A


Category: Herpetologists

Page: 498

View: 5640

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.

The Audubon Society Field Guide to the Natural Places of the Northeast: Coastal

Author: Stephen Kulik,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780394722818

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 809

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

Sharks, Skates, and Rays of the Gulf of Mexico: A Field Guide

Author: Parsons, Glen R.

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781578068272

Category: Nature

Page: 165

View: 7628

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.

Sea Frontiers

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oceanography

Page: N.A

View: 6725

Nuts and Berries of New England

Tips and Recipes for Gatherers from Maine to the Adirondacks to Long Island Sound

Author: Tom Seymour

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149300235X

Category: Cooking

Page: 112

View: 2167

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.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Botany

Page: N.A

View: 9046

Contemporary Ergonomics 1999

Author: Margaret Hanson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203211977

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 9473

The annually released proceedings of the UK's Ergonomics Society annual conference. This book continues the long association between Taylor & Francis and the Ergonomics Society.

A Geography of Oysters

The Connoisseur's Guide to Oyster Eating in North America

Author: Rowan Jacobsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918146

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

View: 6297

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.