By Kenneth L. Gosner
Greater than 1,000 illustrations, prepared in accordance with visible similarities, express plant and animal species of the Atlantic Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras. This advisor contains info on easy methods to find every one species via geographic diversity, tidal diversity, tidal point, season, topography, and weather.
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A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: From the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras (Peterson Field Guide) by Kenneth L. Gosner