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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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Book Description

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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!! Nov. 21 2013
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First off, I want to reiterate two books I'm sorry for buying: 1) A Field Guide to Atlantic Coast Fishes: North America [Paperback] & 2) A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: From the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras [Paperback].

Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest is absolutely outstanding. Exceptionally clear/vibrant/professional photographs! The "Quick Reference Guide" & "Table of Contents" are very well thought out and easy to follow. Once you pick it up, it's a hard book to put down.

Amazon packaged the order well enough, however, the only downside was the binding was tore inside the front hardcover.

Went out on a limb paying $44.00 - however, the book is worth every penny!
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5.0 out of 5 stars From Diver to shoreline explorer June 16 2013
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I highly recommend this book as it allows you to identify a multitude of sea creatures that inhabit our part of the coast.
Whether you are underwater, walking along the shore or peering into the water off a dock this book opens up a new view of this world
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have March 30 2013
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This book is a must have for the scuba diver in you....we just got back from a trip to British Columbia, Canada and this book easily helped us to identify all the fun creatures we were able to find under the sea!!
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