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Tidal Wetlands Primer: An Introduction to Their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation Ralph W. Tiner Jr.

Tidal Wetlands Primer: An Introduction to Their Ecology, Natural History, Status, and Conservation

Ralph W. Tiner Jr.

Published October 30th 2013
ISBN : 9781625340221
Paperback
536 pages
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At a time when more than half of the U.S. population lives within fifty miles of the coast, tidal wetlands are a critical and threatened natural resource. The purpose of this book is to introduce the world of tidal wetlands to students andMoreAt a time when more than half of the U.S. population lives within fifty miles of the coast, tidal wetlands are a critical and threatened natural resource. The purpose of this book is to introduce the world of tidal wetlands to students and professionals in the environmental fields and others with an interest in the subject. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and diagrams, this volume provides a clear account of the factors that make these habitats unique and vulnerable. It discusses their formation, the conditions affecting their plant and animal life, and the diversity of types across North America, as well as their history, use by wildlife and humans, current status, conservation, restoration, and likely future. The emphasis is on vegetated wetlands -- marshes and swamps -- with additional discussion of eelgrass meadows, rocky shores, beaches, and tidal flats.Ralph Tiners previous field guides to coastal wetland plants in the Northeast and Southeast have been widely praised. Tidal Wetlands Primer joins Tiners earlier publications as an authoritative and user-friendly guide that should appeal to anyone with a serious interest in coastal habitats.