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

Publication date:
24 Jan 2012
Yale University Press
416 pages: 203 x 127 x 29mm
1,221 color illus.

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
•More than 1,100 color illustrations
•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
•Excellent organizational aids for locating information quickly

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. He lives in Branford, CT. Patrick J. Lynch, an illustrator, artist, and computer graphics illustrator and programmer, is also director, Design and User Experience, Yale University. He lives in North Haven, CT.

"[A] field guide that will be a treat for anyone interested in the ecology of the Gulf of Mexico and the southeast coast. . . . for a handy reference to keep in one's boat, backpack, or beach tote while exploring, this guide is essential."—K.A. Reycraft, Choice

 Winner of the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award in the Nature Guidebook category

Runner-up in the Photography/Art category at the 2013 Great Southeast Book Festival.

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