The Resource Wave-swept shore : the rigors of life on a rocky coast, (electronic resource)

Wave-swept shore : the rigors of life on a rocky coast, (electronic resource)

Label
Wave-swept shore : the rigors of life on a rocky coast
Title
Wave-swept shore
Title remainder
the rigors of life on a rocky coast
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Take a close look at a wave-battered coast and you will discover a rich, fascinating, and remarkably brutal environment. Here, animals and plants exposed to wind, sun, and rain at low tide must cope with crashing waves as the seas rise to submerge them each day at high tide. How do living things survive in this harsh zone? With 87 stunning color photographs and an engaging text written for those with little or no knowledge of marine biology or physics, this book tells the story of one stretch along the Pacific coast of North America-introducing the mussels, limpets, crabs, grasses, starfish, kelp, and other animals and plants that live there, and explaining how they function and flourish in an environment of waves, sand, and rocks. In pictures and words, Wave-Swept Shore explains complex phenomena, such as wave action, using simple, intuitive analogies. It explores how the forms of animals and plants affect their survival in this harsh environment, considers their distribution on the shore, and looks at their seasonal variations, focusing on what can be easily observed by visitors to the coast. Revealing the rich variety of habitats woven into what may at first look like a fairly uniform environment, the book, an effective and beautiful tool for learning about the edge of oceans everywhere, opens our eyes to the wonders of rocky shores and introduces a whole new way of looking at the natural world
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
551.457
Index
index present
LC call number
QH541.5.S35 K67
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Wave-swept shore : the rigors of life on a rocky coast, (electronic resource)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=156267
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Place and Scale; 2 Water and Life on the Shore; 3 Waves; 4 Flow, Force, and Fracture; 5 Transport; 6 Stranded, High and Dry; 7 Changes; 8 Stepping Back; Additional Reading; Index
Control code
ocn609850057
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttt528h
Label
Wave-swept shore : the rigors of life on a rocky coast, (electronic resource)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=156267
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Place and Scale; 2 Water and Life on the Shore; 3 Waves; 4 Flow, Force, and Fracture; 5 Transport; 6 Stranded, High and Dry; 7 Changes; 8 Stepping Back; Additional Reading; Index
Control code
ocn609850057
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttt528h

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