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Published: 05 March 2009

372 Pages | 95 line and 35 halftone illustrations


ISBN: 9780198564911

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The Biology of Rocky Shores

Second Edition

Colin Little, Gray A. Williams, and Cynthia D. Trowbridge

Biology of Habitats Series

  • Successful first edition, thoroughly revised and updated with expanded coverage of topical material
  • Theme-based approach in line with current teaching practice
  • New section on techniques and experimental approaches with suggestions for student-based project work
  • Concise and affordable overview providing a complete coverage of the field
  • Global range of examples promotes international appeal
  • Examines the entire range of biota (microbes, invertebrates, plants and vertebrates) in the context of their physical environment

New to this Edition:

  • This second edition adds several dimensions to the first, by incorporating the expertise of two new authors, one based in Hong Kong, the other in USA. Since the original edition in 1996, views of how rocky shore communities are regulated have changed, and the book discusses these changes. It is no longer limited to the north-west Atlantic, but covers rocky shores worldwide. It discusses the diversity of shore organisms in terms of functional groups, and it now gives a detailed account of how organisms have adapted to the physical constraints of living on rocky shores. It provides advice on methods and experimental approaches. Black and white photographs and many new line drawings have been added to the original figures.
  • Text is 80% new; illustrations 50%

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