Life on Matagorda Island

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Texas A&M University Press, 2004 - ART - 259 pages
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Wayne McAlister, who with his wife, Martha, lived on Matagorda Island for several years while working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He shows what life is like amid such isolation, balancing their lifestyle with the will of the island and its nonhuman inhabitants.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Living on the Edge
3
Chapter 2 Beach
36
Chapter 3 Marsh
60
Chapter 4 Unseen Fauna
100
Chapter 5 Comparative Anatomy
125
Chapter 6 Cardisoma
134
Chapter 7 Predation
144
Chapter 8 Death
166
Chapter 9 Creatures We Have Known
176
Chapter 10 Land
217
Notes
235
Index
239
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About the author (2004)

McAlister is a retired professor of biology at Victoria College. Wayne worked as an environmental education specialist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for ten years.

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