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Product Details

  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 3rd edition (May 31, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801883385
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801883385
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #559,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Persons with a fondness for the Chesapeake Bay should get a copy of this book.

(Wildlife Activist)

The region's quintessential field and reference guide

(Chesapeake Life Magazine)

This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers.

(Mariner)

This is a wonderful book.

(Underwater Naturalist)

One of the most popular, well written, and useful guides to the Chesapeake.

(Northeastern Naturalist)

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Handsome, generously illustrated... All of the Bay's richness is catalogued here.

(Washington Post Book World)

A story book, a field guide and a reference work, and anyone interested in fishing, ecology, or our bay should own it.

(Baltimore Sun)

The best-written and best-illustrated guide ever about a North American tidal estuary. It is the model for all future coastal nature guides.

(Whole Earth Review)

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By DJ Rix on January 17, 2000
Format: Paperback
Expanded revision of the 1984 Guide. I live in New Jersey & this wonderful book is one of the best teachers for my home waters.

"Life in Chesapeake Bay" is organized to take the reader from an overview of bay ecology, across the sand beaches, around the piers & pilings, into the intertidal zone, through shallow waters, marshes & then out toward deeper waters. Illustrations are clear line drawings. The scholarship never leaves the reader gasping for air. There's a highly informative glossary & species list.

"Life in Chesapeake Bay" makes a strong pro-environmental statement by showing us the diversity, poetry & interconnectedness of life (including humans) at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as the fragility of this great inter-weaving of water, tide, sand & mud. It teaches us the awesome beauty of small things that exist right in front of out eyes.

Bob Rixon
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Harlan F. Shafer on November 11, 2013
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This book was recommended, but not required by my instructor for Invertebrate Zoology. The problem with this book is that it has only illustrations, and not actual pictures of the specimens. Also, it gives only the species name, and no other taxonomic information which is needed for the course. I had to go else where to obtain that info.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Cindywmsig on December 28, 2012
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We are moving to this area. I bought this book for my husband. He really likes it. Very good info.
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