A Sierra Club naturalist's guide to the Middle Atlantic Coast: Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod

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Sierra Club Books, Jun 1, 1985 - Nature - 470 pages
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A Sierra Club naturalist's guide to the Middle Atlantic Coast: Cape Hatteras to Cape Cod

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The newest addition to this series occu pies a middle ground between general seashore books such as Philip Kopper's The Wild Edge ( LJ 10/1/79) and Nor man A. Meinkoth's The Audubon Soci ety Field ... Read full review

Contents

Seashore Ecology
5
The Water Environment
20
Chapter OneGeomorphology
27
The Dynamic InterfaceBeaches Waves
40
Barrier Beaches
71
Chapter TwoThe Ecology of Barrier Islands
92
The Subtidal Zone of the Outer Beach
98
The Upper Beach Zone
128
Chapter ThreeEstuarine Communities
206
Animals of the Estuarine Waters
258
Chapter FourSalt Marsh Communities
305
Plants of the Salt Marsh
312
Animals of the Salt Marsh
321
Chapter FiveThe Eelgrass Community
370
How the Zostera Community Functions
380
Plants Associated with Zostera Marina
393

The DuneandSwale Zone
139
The Thicket Zone
179
The Maritime Forest
187
Appendix ICoastal Access Areas
438
Index
457
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