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Title:
1001 questions answered about the seashore
Author:
Berrill, N. J. (Norman John), 1903-1996.
Publication Information:
New York : Dover Publications, 1976.

©1957
Physical Description:
xi, 305 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
General Note:
"Unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published by Dodd, Mead & Company, New York."

Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780486233666
Format :
Book

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Summary

Do you know what sand is composed of? What makes the sea blue? Why some animals are phosphorescent? What sea urchins feed on? How a squid swims? How often a crab sheds its shell? How a clam worm breeds? How the Portuguese man-of-war got its name? How corals live? What a sea peach is? How you can tell the sex of a sea turtle? How intelligent seals are?This book contains more than 1001 questions and answers about seashore life, ranging from microscopic diatoms to sea otters and dolphins. You will learn about the breeding habits, motion, feeding, growth, appearance, and other similar pieces of information about such shore animals as the starfish, sand dollar, sea cucumber, sea snail, horse conch, periwinkle, limpet, abalone, clam, oyster, octopus, crab, lobster, shrimp, flatworm, parchment worm, mason worm, sea anemone, jellyfish, sponge, lancelet, sea squirt, sea horse, grunion, flounder, supine, manatee, and more. There is a final chapter on shore birds, as well as chapters on collecting, tides, seawater, plankton, phosphorescence, seaweeds, and jetsam. Many of the animals discussed are depicted in 167 drawings found throughout the book and in 30 photographs contained in sixteen pages in the middle of the book.Dr. N. J. Berrill's knowledge of marine biology and both Berrill's interest in seashore life have combined to make this an informative and entertaining guidebook. Interested laymen, vacationers, fishermen, and anyone who loves to walk on a deserted beach will enjoy this excellent volume.


Table of Contents

I The Seashore
Collecting
Tides
Seawater
Plankton
Phosphorescence
Seaweeds
Jetsam
II Shore Animals
Echinoderms
Mollusks?Gastropods
Mollusks?Bivalves
Mollusks?Chitons
Mollusks?Tusk Shells
Mollusks?Octopus And Squid
Arthropods?Crustacea
Arthropods?Horseshoe Crabs
Arthropods?Sea Spiders
Arthropods?Insects
Worms
Coelenterates
Ctenosphores
Sponges
Assortment
Fishes
Sea Turtles
Sea Mammals
Shore Birds
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