Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Hawthorne Oceanography- General

Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest

by

Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

This full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters, beachcombers, and snorkellers of every experience level. The concise handbook is a ready reference to the 420 most common species that can be observed along the west coast.

The shorelines of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and northern California are so generously populated with marine animals and plants that divers, beachcombers, whale watchers, naturalists and biologists from all over the world come here to enjoy the natural wonders of the coastline.

The gentle climate and warm ocean current of this region support thousands of plants and animals, from the microscopic planktonic algae that bloom and colour the water, to the smallest snails on the seashore, to the blue whale, the largest animal on earth. The Pacific Northwest is home to the world's tallest anemone (plumose anemone) and many of the world's largest species, including the giant Pacific octopus, barnacle (giant barnacle) sea slug (orange peel nudibranch), intertidal clam (geoduck) and sea urchin (red sea urchin).

Whelks to Whales is designed for everyone from the expert biologist to the weekend naturalist and is a ready reference to the 420 most common species, the fascinating local sponges, jellyfish, crabs, shrimp, barnacles, clams, snails, seals, fish, whales, sea algae and hundreds of other living things that can be observed and identified without being disturbed.

This accessible full-colour field guide is arranged for quick identification with colour-coded sections, photographs of all species - most pictured in their natural habitat - and comprehensive but concise information on size, range, habitat and facts of interest about each species. With a glossary, checklist, reading list and full index included, Whelks to Whales is the only book you will need to identify and learn about the diverse marine life you are likely to encounter while exploring the waters and seashores of the Pacific Northwest.

Synopsis:

This full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters, beachwalkers and snorkellers of every experience level. The Pacific Northwest is home to more than 7,000 species of invertebrates, fishes, marine mammals and marine plants. This concise handbook is a ready reference to the 420 most common species that can be observed and identified without being disturbed.

Synopsis:

Winner of a 2000 BC Book Award and a BC Bestseller

About the Author

Rick Harbo, B.Sc., is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading marine writers and photographers. Author of the bestselling Tidepool and Reef, The Edible Seashore, Guide to the Western Seashore, Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest, and Whelks to Whales, Harbo is a diver, teacher of marine life courses and a senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo, BC, where he lives with his wife and children.Rick Harbo, B.Sc., is one of the Pacific Northwest's leading marine writers and photographers. Author of the bestselling Tidepool and Reef, The Edible Seashore, Guide to the Western Seashore, Shells and Shellfish of the Pacific Northwest, and Whelks to Whales, Harbo is a diver, teacher of marine life courses and a senior marine biologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada in Nanaimo, BC, where he lives with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781550171839
Subtitle:
Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest
Author:
Harbo, Rick M.
Photographer:
Harbo, Rick M.
Author:
Harbo, Rick M.
Publisher:
Harbour
Location:
Madeira Park, B.C. :
Subject:
Marine Life
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Marine Biology
Subject:
Coastal animals -- Northwest, Pacific -- Identification.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
Nature Studies-Ocean and Marine Biology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
BOOK
Publication Date:
January 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
500 colour photographs, glossary, biblio
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.47x5.57x.56 in. .78 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Bugs of Washington & Oregon Used Trade Paper $8.95
  2. Passionate Slugs & Hollywood Frogs:... Sale Trade Paper $7.98
  3. Seashore Life of the Northern... Used Trade Paper $12.50
  4. The Salmon Princess: An Alaska... Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. Inkspell
    Used Hardcover $1.95
  6. Tree Girl Sale Trade Paper $4.98

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Nature
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Field Guides » Ocean
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Ocean and Marine Biology
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Seashore and Coast
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » Coasts
Science and Mathematics » Oceanography » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Fishing and Hunting » Fishing » General

Whelks to Whales: Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 248 pages Harbour Publishing - English 9781550171839 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This full-colour field guide to the marine life of coastal British Columbia, Alaska, Washington, Oregon and northern California is perfect for divers, boaters, beachwalkers and snorkellers of every experience level. The Pacific Northwest is home to more than 7,000 species of invertebrates, fishes, marine mammals and marine plants. This concise handbook is a ready reference to the 420 most common species that can be observed and identified without being disturbed.
"Synopsis" by , Winner of a 2000 BC Book Award and a BC Bestseller
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.