Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes

Bernard Hanby (Author) Andy Lamb (Author)
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Finalist for 2006 BC Booksellers' Choice Award In Honour Of Bill Duthie

With 1,700 superb colour photographs of over 1,400 species, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to southern Oregon--from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp through to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance and behaviour.
Andy Lamb and Bernard Hanby have spent most of their lifetimes studying and recording Pacific Northwest marine life and have completed over 4,000 scuba dives between them. Some of the species included in this volume have never been featured in print before. Colour-coded for quick reference and including a glossary and full index, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for serious biologists, scuba divers, beachcombers or anyone interested in marine life and beautiful underwater photography.

Product Details

Price
$69.95  $64.35
Publisher
Harbour Publishing
Publish Date
May 01, 2006
Pages
398
Dimensions
8.8 X 1.0 X 11.0 inches | 3.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781550173611
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About the Author

Bernard P. Hanby is an avid amateur photographer and scuba diver. He is the recipient of the Vancouver Natural History Society's 2003 Davidson Award for Conservation and Education, and serves on the Conservation and Education Committee of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine SeaLife Science Centre. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications and are displayed in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (Sidney, BC) and the Alaska Sea Life Center. He lives in West Vancouver, BC.
Andy Lamb is a marine naturalist who has worked as both Chief Collector and Education Coordinator at the Vancouver Aquarium, and as a fish culturist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.He lives on Thetis Island, BC, where he runs a B&B with his wife Virginia.

Reviews

"It's unlikely that a diver, beachcomber, or intertidal explorer in the Pacific Northwest will find a marine plant or animal that is not covered in this work."
--Jennifer Ruesink and Alan Trimble, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Discovery

"Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is, if I may say, Biblio extraordinaria. Highly recommended."
--Catherine Dook, Boat Journal

"This volume should be on every coffee table in the province. The most comprehensive photographic collection of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published."
--Christine Scott, North Island MidWeek
"Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to central California - from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance, and behaviour.""
--Fisherman Life
"It's easy to get carried away with superlatives, but the depth and range of material in Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is unprecedented and the photographs (1,700 and counting) are superb! This book pushes our appreciation and understanding of West Coast marine invertebrates to an entirely new level."
--David Rahn, Western Mariner