Exploring Tidal Waters on Australia's Temperate Coast

Paperback - January 2011 - AU $25.00

Containing over 190 colour illustrations this book will be invaluable in helping you understand just how wonderful, how diverse, and how valuable our coast really is.

A very readable, well illustrated handbook and field guide to the creatures and processes commonly seen on Australian shore platforms. Containing over 190 colour illustrations Exploring Tidal Waters on Australia's Temperate Coast will be invaluable in helping you understand just how wonderful, how diverse, and how valuable our coast really is. The book was awarded a 2013 Whitley Book Award as the best book in the category of Explorer's Guide. + Full description

Endorsed by Professor Tim Flannery as:
"...a wonderful book! ... just the kind of thing I'd have given my left arm for as a kid! With a gift for explanation and simple language, Colman and Mitchell unlock the mysteries of the seashore to everyone. Anyone who enjoys the beach should have a copy of this book. It will transform their understanding and enjoyment of one of life's simplest pleasures."

- Short description

Details

Paperback | January 2011 | $ 25.00
ISBN: 9780646553115 | 122 pages | 245 x 170 mm
Publisher: Groundtruth Consulting
Colour illustrations

Contents

1. Setting the scene
2. Shore platforms
3. Jargon
4. An Aboriginal past
5. The water environment
6.Long reef
7. Bioerosion
8. Big numbers
9. Synergies in life
10. Pattern between the tides
11. Plankton
12. Biological soup or sewage?
13. Green, brown, red or blue?
14. Oddities of reproduction
15. Eggs
16. Sponges
17. Ectoprocts
18. Those with spiny skin
19. On worms
20. Home range and locking down
21. Opercula
22. Octopus and relatives
23. Sticky mysteries
24. Drifting barnacles
25. Feathered friends
26. Age and longevity
27. A myriad ways to die
28. Holes in shells
29. The strandline
30. On learning more
31. Safety at the shore
32. Important first aid

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Resources
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