By Kenneth L. Gosner
Greater than 1,000 illustrations, prepared in accordance with visible similarities, express plant and animal species of the Atlantic Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras. This advisor comprises info on how you can find every one species through geographic diversity, tidal variety, tidal point, season, topography, and weather.
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A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore: From the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras (Peterson Field Guide) by Kenneth L. Gosner