Between Pacific Tides

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Stanford University Press, 1985 - Science - 652 pages
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One of the classic works of marine biology, a favorite for generations, has now been completely revised and expanded. Between Pacific Tides is a book for all who find the shore a place of excitement, wonder, and beauty, and an unsurpassed introductory text for both students and professionals.

This book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world--the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. The intricate and fascinating life processes of these creatures are described with affectionate care. The animals are grouped according to their most characteristic habitat, whether rocky shore, sandy beach, mud flat, or wharf piling, and the authors discuss their life history, physiology, and community relations, and the influence of wave shock and shifting tide level.

Though the basic purpose and structure--and much of the text--of the book remain the same, content has been increased by about 20 percent; a multitude of changes and additios has been made in the text; the Annotated Systematic Index and General Bibliography have been updated and greatly expanded (now almost 2,300 entries); more than 200 new photographs and drawings have been incorporated; and an entirely new chapter has been added--a topical presentation of the several factors influencing distribution of organisms along the shore. This edition also includes John Steinbeck's Foreword to the 1948 edition.

 

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IF YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW THE WHO WHAT WHEREWHEN AND WHY OF THAT MAGIC PLACE WHERE THE SEA MEETS THE LAND THIS IS THAT BOOK. YOU WILL ALSO GET TO MEET THE REAL DOC OF CANNERY ROW AND SWEET THURSDAY ED RICKETTS. Read full review

Contents

PROTECTED OUTER COAST
15
OPEN COAST
211
BAYS AND ESTUARIES
267
WHARF PILING
397
Protected Piles 331338
416
BETWEEN AND BEYOND THE TIDES
425
Some Principles of Intertidal Ecology
447
Epilogue
499
Outline of Major Taxa
505
General Bibliography
593
General Index
611
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Edward F. Ricketts co-authored several books, among them "Between Pacific Tides" (1939), now in its fifth, revised edition and still regarded as the definitive ecological handbook on the California littoral. Katharine A. Rodger is editor of "Renaissance Man of Cannery Row: The Life and Letters of Edward F. Ricketts" (2002). Susan F. Beegel, editor of "The Hemingway Review", coedited "Steinbeck and the Environment "(1997).

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