- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Harbour (March 1 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1550172409
- ISBN-13: 978-1550172409
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.2 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 295 g
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #346,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Pacific Seaweeds Paperback – Mar 1 2001
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About the Author
Louis Druehl has been a professor of marine botany at Simon Fraser University for thirty years. He has also taught field-oriented seaweed courses at the Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories, the Bamfield Marine Station and the University of Alaska. His research focuses on all aspects of kelp, including its evolution, ecology and physiology. He is the president of Canadian Kelp Resources Ltd., a company that produces sea vegetables (Barkley Sound Kelp) and operates a kelp farm.
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This book is an excellent introduction to the seaweeds of the west coast. It provides abundant background, excellent descriptions, useful pictures and drawings, and pretty much everything you need to know to identify the majority of the specimens you might encounter during your beach combing and tide pooling. It is written and organized in such a way that it would be a handy companion for an expert, but is clear enough and inviting enough to be of interest and help to a curious enthusiast.
We start with a basic introduction to seaweeds, (structure, reproduction, and the like), move to descriptions of green, brown, and red seaweeds, and then turn to color guides and basics of identification. Pretty much everything you need to satisfy your curiosity is to be found here.
So, if you have to have a bird book because you wonder what birds you're seeing, and you need a shell book when you walk the beach, and now you need to know about that seaweed that washes up every day, this is a fine choice.
I guess it just wasn't what I expected.