Synopses & Reviews
Providing essential guidance for a myriad of circumstances and skill levels, this virtually indestructible series of pocket guides includes tips and tricks for exploring the outdoors as well as preparing for natural disasters. From studying wildlife and diverse environments to sound advice for hunting and boating enthusiasts, this collection is ideal for the everyday adventurer. Unlike bulky guidebooks, these waterproof, travel-size companions are perfect for navigating the wilderness, built to endure day hikes, fishing expeditions, and camping trips for years to come. Revealing the types of beaches common in the Pacific Northwestrocky or sandy shores, mudflats, and cobblestonethis guide lists the tidal zones of each beach as well as the plants and animals that inhabit the different beach ecosystems. Covering proper etiquette for responsible beachcombing, this survey also includes safety issues and regulations regarding the collection of different species.
"Pocket Naturalist Guides are to nature-loving backpackers what CliffsNotes are to teens trying to navigate Shakespeare: essential." —Backpacker Magazine
This Duraguide reveals the types of beaches you might encounter in the Pacific Northwest and#150; rocky shores, sandy shores, mudflats, cobblestone beaches and#150; the tidal zones of each beach, and the plants and animals that inhabit the different beach ecosystems. This completely waterproof guide also covers etiquette for responsible beachcombing, safety issues and the regulations regarding the collection of different species.
?The Pacific Northwest coast between Oregon and British Columbia is one of the richest areas in the world for intertidal life. Winds and currents act to continuously dredge up cold nutrient-rich waters from below. The plant life contained in these waters flourishes when exposed to the sun, and the plants attract plant-eaters and so on up the food chain. This Duraguide reveals the types of beaches you might encounter in the Pacific Northwest and#150; such as the rocky shores, sandy shores, mudflats, or cobblestone beaches and#150; and the plants and animals that are common and widespread.
About the Author
Zoologist James Kavanagh has researched and written more than 450 publications pertaining to wildlife observation and outdoor recreation. His unique talent is in taking complex information and synthesizing the salient points to make knowledge about nature and the outdoors more accessible to novices, and to present quick, portable reference information for more experienced wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. His books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide.