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National Geographic field guide to the water's edge / Stephen Leatherman and Jack Williams.


"More than 236 different plant and animal groups that you will find at the water's edge, from manatees and sharks in the ocean to algae and dragonflies in the pond; all the images and clues you need to identify your finds, including detailed descriptions of appearance, behavior, and habitat; fun facts about waterways and water creatures, such as why the oceans have tides but the Great Lakes don't, where tsunamis occur most often, how to keep a hermit crab for a pet, and much more; special 'on location' sections featuring 16 distinctive water's edge destinations throughout North America, from Barrow, Alaska, to Sanibel Island, Florida; exclusive bonus! Steve Leatherman ('Dr. Beach'), creator of the famous annual Top 10 beaches, recommends North America's 20 all-time top beaches, 10 top rivers, and 5 top Great Lakes destinations"--Page 4 of cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781426208683
  • ISBN: 1426208685
  • ISBN: 9781426209390
  • ISBN: 1426209398
  • Physical Description: 287 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Beaches, shorelines, riverbanks"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-277) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The water's edge : On the edge ; Forces of change ; Life at the water's edge -- Field guide : Beachcombing ; Invertebrates ; Insects & other invertebrates ; Fish ; Reptiles & amphibians ; Birds ; Mammals ; Plants -- Top choices from Dr. Beach : All time top 20 beaches ; Top 10 river sites ; Top 5 Great Lakes beaches -- Further resources: Safety at the water's edge.
Subject: Seashore biology > North America > Guidebooks.
Seashore animals > North America > Guidebooks.
Seashore ecology > North America > Guidebooks.
Intertidal organisms > North America > Guidebooks.
Intertidal animals > North America > Guidebooks.
Intertidal ecology > North America > Guidebooks.
Coasts > North America > Guidebooks.
Beaches > North America > Guidebooks.
Intertidal animals.
Intertidal ecology.
Intertidal organisms.
Seashore animals.
Seashore biology.
Seashore ecology.
North America.
Genre: Paperback.

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