A Field Guide to Long Island Sound: Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife


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Yale University Press
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5.1 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author

Patrick J. Lynch is a former senior digital officer in Yale University's Office of Public Affairs and Communications and an award-winning author, designer, illustrator, and photographer. He lives in North Haven, CT. Twitter: @patrlynch


"A lavishly illustrated and enlightening companion to anyone who cares about the 110-mile long estuary's survival."--Sam Roberts, New York Times
"Remarkably comprehensive. . . . The maps are clear, the photography colorful, the illustrations detailed and accurate--flat-out beautiful, really."--The East Hampton Star
"Patrick Lynch's new book is a handy guide, easily fitting into a backpack on a beach walk, that gives the reader a sense of the nature they enjoy."--Connecticut Magazine
"Lynch's illustrations are accurate, subtle and beautiful. His understanding of the subject--both the big picture and the details--is comprehensive. . . . I can easily envision general readers and students carrying it with them to the beach or the shore and referring to it often."--Tom Andersen, author of This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound
"This book promises to be THE go-to guide for anyone seeking basic information about the natural history of Long Island Sound. . . . I would certainly buy the book, both for myself, and as a gift for others."--Chris Elphick, University of Connecticut
"Significant and exhaustive. . . . With gorgeous photographs, illustrations, and scientific graphics, the author presents a vivid story about the ecological importance of this diverse set of ecosystems, from its deepest open-water reaches to its shorelines."--Elizabeth Farnsworth, New England Wildflower Society
"An informative guide to Long Island Sound habitats, organisms, and both natural and cultural history."--Kurt Bretsch, Stony Brook University
"This captivating and superbly illustrated work by Patrick Lynch is badly needed and is a tremendous resource that I will treasure for many years to come."--Margaret Van Patten, Connecticut Sea Grant, University of Connecticut