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Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes [Hardcover]

Andy Lamb , Bernard Hanby
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Oct. 1 2005
Finalist for 2006 BC Booksellers' Choice Award In Honour Of Bill Duthie

With 1,700 superb colour photographs of over 1,400 species, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to southern Oregon--from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp through to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance and behaviour.
Andy Lamb and Bernard Hanby have spent most of their lifetimes studying and recording Pacific Northwest marine life and have completed over 4,000 scuba dives between them. Some of the species included in this volume have never been featured in print before. Colour-coded for quick reference and including a glossary and full index, Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for serious biologists, scuba divers, beachcombers or anyone interested in marine life and beautiful underwater photography.

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"It's easy to get carried away with superlatives, but the depth and range of material in Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is unprecedented and the photographs (1,700 and counting) are superb! This book pushes our appreciation and understanding of West Coast marine invertebrates to an entirely new level."
--David Rahn, Western Mariner (Praise from the Western Mariner)

"Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is the most comprehensive collection of photographs of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published. It is designed to allow the reader to recognize virtually any coastal organism that might be encountered from southern Alaska to central California - from sea lettuces and feather boa kelp to the leopard ribbon worm, Pacific red octopus, spiny-thigh sea spider and gutless awning-clam. Each species is identified with photographs and includes a description with information on range, habitat, appearance, and behaviour.""
--Fisherman Life (Praise from Fisherman Life)

"It's unlikely that a diver, beachcomber, or intertidal explorer in the Pacific Northwest will find a marine plant or animal that is not covered in this work."
—Jennifer Ruesink and Alan Trimble, Department of Biology, University of Washington, Discovery

"Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is, if I may say, Biblio extraordinaria. Highly recommended."
—Catherine Dook, Boat Journal

"This volume should be on every coffee table in the province. The most comprehensive photographic collection of Pacific Northwest marine life ever published."
—Christine Scott, North Island MidWeek

About the Author

Andy Lamb is a marine naturalist who has worked as both Chief Collector and Education Coordinator at the Vancouver Aquarium,and as a fish culturist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada.He lives on Thetis Island, BC, where he runs a B&B with his wife Virginia.

Bernard P. Hanby is an avid amateur photographer and scuba diver. He is the recipient of the Vancouver Natural History Society's 2003 Davidson Award for Conservation and Education, and serves on the Conservation and Education Committee of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine SeaLife Science Centre. His photographs have appeared in numerous publications and are displayed in the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre (Sidney, BC) and the Alaska Sea Life Center. He lives in West Vancouver, BC.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Pictures July 12 2010
A Kid's Review
Format:Hardcover
This is the first book on marine life that I have purchased and I love it! As a rookie scuba diver I look forward to coming home and trying to identify what was seen. Diving also makes me appreciate the time it took to compile this book. The photography is amazing and the descriptions clear with a sense of humor as well. The last two entries are great! The fact that there are unidentified species included, makes one realize how much there is yet to be discovered.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing photographic reference! March 30 2010
By Jenn
Format:Hardcover
This book is a masterpiece of underwater photography! It is well organized, the information is presented in an enthusiastic and interesting format, and it is conservation oriented. I was impressed by the diversity of organisms covered in the book, and also by how up to date it is. There are thousands of color photographs to refer to. This is a must have for divers and for those who enjoy exploring the intertidal zones of the pacific northwest!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book for divers Sept. 8 2010
Format:Hardcover
This book seems to have been designed specificaly with the diving enthusist in mind. Not being a diver myself I still can appreciated the amazing variety on display in this book and have used this book to identify a number of various creatures I have encountered. This book is full of wonderful photos which in conjunction with the small blurbs/editorials on the myriad of aquatic creatures is a testament to the authors' knowledge and love of the marine life of the Pacific Northwest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book July 31 2014
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This is the go to book for anyone interested in learning about the marine life on the Pacific NW coast, every species listed has a beautiful photo and text to help to identify it. I work in Marine Biology and find it very useful as a general summary book of the life on our coast.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Learning about ocean life diversity June 2 2014
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As a recreational sailor and scuba diver I needed a reference publication to identify the various marine plants and organisms. Given the large variety of life in our ocean one encounters "new" species all the time.
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