A Field Guide to the Southeast Coast and Gulf of Mexico Coastal Habitats, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, and Other Wildlife Noble S. Proctor, Patrick J. Lynch

Publication date:
18 Nov 2011
386 pages: 215 x 139 x 27mm
1, 221 colour illustrations

This superb book, with its unique focus on the entire marine coastal environment, is the most comprehensive and up-to-date field guide available on the southeastern Atlantic Coast and the Gulf Coast. Not just for beachgoers, the book is essential for birders, whale watchers, fishers, boaters, scuba divers and snorkelers, and shoreline visitors. Features of the guide: entries on 619 coastal and ocean species, including seabirds, whales, dolphins, fish, sea turtles and other reptiles, manatee, invertebrates, coastal plants, and other marine life; more than 1,100 colour illustrations, plus 121 photographs; 450 up-to-date range maps; overviews of key ecological communities, including mangroves, salt marshes, beaches, sand dunes, and coral reefs; special attention to threatened and endangered species; discussions of environmental issues, including such catastrophic events as Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon blowout; glossary; and, excellent organizational aids for locating information quickly.

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Winner of the 2012 'Best Nature Guidebook' Prize from the US National Outdoor Book Awards.

Noble S. Proctor is professor emeritus, biological sciences, Southern Connecticut State University. He is also a nature and birding tour leader to far-flung locations from Chile to Alaska to Southeast Asia. Patrick J. Lynch, an illustrator, artist, and computer graphics illustrator and programmer, is also director, Design and User Experience, Yale University.

"Uniquely comprehensive guide to the fauna and flora of this American region. Lavishly illustrated."—Booksellers Buyers Guide

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