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A Student’s Guide to the Seashore

  • J. D. Fish
  • S. Fish

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 1-8
  3. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 9-9
  4. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 30-65
  5. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 66-70
  6. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 71-75
  7. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 76-82
  8. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 83-121
  9. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 122-124
  10. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 125-128
  11. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 129-133
  12. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 134-135
  13. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 136-182
  14. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 183-281
  15. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 282-350
  16. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 351-353
  17. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 354-355
  18. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 356-366
  19. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 367-368
  20. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 369-390
  21. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 391-392
  22. J. D. Fish, S. Fish
    Pages 393-431
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 432-473

About this book

Introduction

At one time or another, we have all been drawn by the fascination of the seashore. For the holiday maker, the relaxing day by the sea often turns out to be a most rewarding foray among rock pools and dense canopies of seaweed; for naturalists and students, the shore is one of the most challenging habitats. Whatever our interests and expertise, one of our first objectives when faced with the diversity of plant and animal life on the shore is to name the individual specimens and we quickly learn that this can be a difficult, though rewarding, occupation. Once an organism has been identified, a number of questions naturally follow. What is its life-cycle? How does it feed and reproduce? How long does it live? The answers to such questions give an insight into the lives of the plants and animals of the shore and are one of the first steps in an understand­ ing of the complexity of the shore environment. However, the information required to answer such questions is not always easily accessible and even when it is known it is often scattered in various books and research journals making it difficult and time consuming to find. Although a variety of identification keys and guides is available, some designed for the specialist, others for the amateur, such texts generally give little, if any, information on the biology of the organisms.

Keywords

algae biology classification environment formation plants research

Authors and affiliations

  • J. D. Fish
    • 1
  • S. Fish
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesThe University College of WalesAberystwythUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-5888-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-04-574044-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5888-6
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