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The New Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life of California

Completely Revised and Expanded

by (author) J. Duane Sept

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
Jul 2023
Pacific, Aquatic, Marine Life
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2023
    List Price

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Newly revised and updated, this guide to the most common animals and plants of the California seashore is a must-have companion for any curious beach visitor.

Look no further than The New Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life of California for the essential tidal guidebook. More than 270 of the sponges, molluscs, crustaceans, sea stars, sea anemones, jellies, fishes, seaweeds and other flora and fauna you’re likely to see are described here in concise detail, and each is photographed in splendid colour for identification in the natural habitat. This book contains an additional comprehensive guide to California’s best beachcombing sites and their distinctions, serving as an all-inclusive and beautifully informative resource.

A perfect gift for yourself or any other beach walkers in your life, The New Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life of California will delight casual and expert naturalists alike.

About the author

J. Duane Sept is a biologist, freelance writer and professional photographer. His biological work has included research on various wildlife species and service as a park naturalist. His award-winning photographs have been published internationally, in displays and in books, magazines and other publications, for clients that include BBC Wildlife, Parks Canada, Natural Canada, National Wildlife Federation and World Wildlife Fund.

Today Duane brings wealth of information to the public as an author, in much the same way he has inspired thousands of visitors to Canada's parks. His published books include The Beachcomber's Guide to Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest (Harbour Publishing), Common Birds of British Columbia (Calypso Publishing) and Wild Berries of the Northwest: Alaska, Western Canada and the Northwestern United States (Calypso Publishing).

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