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The Resource The Atlantic coast : a natural history, Harry Thurston ; photography by Wayne Barrett ; illustrations by Emily S. Damstra

The Atlantic coast : a natural history, Harry Thurston ; photography by Wayne Barrett ; illustrations by Emily S. Damstra

Label
The Atlantic coast : a natural history
Title
The Atlantic coast
Title remainder
a natural history
Statement of responsibility
Harry Thurston ; photography by Wayne Barrett ; illustrations by Emily S. Damstra
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The North Atlantic coast of North America - commonly known as the Atlantic Coast - extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic region belongs to the sea. The maritime influence on climate, flora, and fauna is dominant--even far inland. This is where the great northern boreal forests intermingle with the mixed coniferous-hardwood forests farther south and where the cold, iceberg-studded Labrador Current from the Arctic and the warm Gulf Stream of the tropics vie for supremacy
  • Filled with stunning photographs, the book includes chapters on the geological origins of this region, the two major forest realms, and the main freshwater and marine ecosystems and also describes the flora and fauna within each of these habitats. Finally, it looks at what has been lost but also what remains of the natural heritage of the region and how that might be conserved in future
Summary
Presents a look at the northern Atlantic Coast of North America, describing its ecosystems; forest realms; geological structures; the fish, bird, and plant life that flourish there; and the conservation efforts that have been made to preserve it
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Dartmouth Book Award for Non-Fiction (Nova Scotia), 2012.
  • Evelyn Richardson Memorial Literary Prize for Non-fiction (Canada), 2012.
  • Lane Anderson Prize (Canada), Adult category, 2011.
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10115983
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thurston, Harry
Dewey number
508.3163/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QH104.5.A84
LC item number
T48 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barrett, Wayne
  • Damstra, Emily S
  • David Suzuki Foundation
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural history
  • Coastal ecology
  • Natural history
  • Ecology
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Écologie littorale
  • Sciences naturelles
  • Écologie
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a natural history
Label
The Atlantic coast : a natural history, Harry Thurston ; photography by Wayne Barrett ; illustrations by Emily S. Damstra
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"David Suzuki Foundation"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-310) and index
Contents
The Atlantic realm : where North meets South -- Oceans and mountains : the geology and paleontology of the Atlantic Coast -- The Atlantic hinterland : forests of the Atlantic Coast -- Between the Capes : the Mid-Atlantic Bight -- Tides of life : the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy -- River into the sea : the Gulf of St. Lawrence -- Great currents and Grand Banks : Newfoundland and Labrador -- The altered realm : the once and future Atlantic
Control code
ocn738402182
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
327 p.
Isbn
9781553654469
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)738402182
Label
The Atlantic coast : a natural history, Harry Thurston ; photography by Wayne Barrett ; illustrations by Emily S. Damstra
Publication
Note
"David Suzuki Foundation"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-310) and index
Contents
The Atlantic realm : where North meets South -- Oceans and mountains : the geology and paleontology of the Atlantic Coast -- The Atlantic hinterland : forests of the Atlantic Coast -- Between the Capes : the Mid-Atlantic Bight -- Tides of life : the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy -- River into the sea : the Gulf of St. Lawrence -- Great currents and Grand Banks : Newfoundland and Labrador -- The altered realm : the once and future Atlantic
Control code
ocn738402182
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
327 p.
Isbn
9781553654469
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)738402182

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