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Author Thurston, Harry, 1950-

Title The Atlantic coast : a natural history / Harry Thurston ; photography by Wayne Barrett ; illustrations by Emily S. Damstra.

Publication Info. Vancouver : Greystone Books, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  508.3163 THURSTON    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  508.3163 THU    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  508.316 THURSTON    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  508.3163 THURSTON    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  508.316 THU    Check Shelf
Description 327 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Note "David Suzuki Foundation".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [305]-310) and index.
Form Issued also in electronic format.
Contents The Atlantic realm : where North meets South -- Oceans and mountains : the geology and paleontology of the Atlantic Coast -- The Atlantic hinterland : forests of the Atlantic Coast -- Between the Capes : the Mid-Atlantic Bight -- Tides of life : the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy -- River into the sea : the Gulf of St. Lawrence -- Great currents and Grand Banks : Newfoundland and Labrador -- The altered realm : the once and future Atlantic.
Summary "The North Atlantic coast of North America - commonly known as the Atlantic Coast - extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic region belongs to the sea. The maritime influence on climate, flora, and fauna is dominant--even far inland. This is where the great northern boreal forests intermingle with the mixed coniferous-hardwood forests farther south and where the cold, iceberg-studded Labrador Current from the Arctic and the warm Gulf Stream of the tropics vie for supremacy.
Filled with stunning photographs, the book includes chapters on the geological origins of this region, the two major forest realms, and the main freshwater and marine ecosystems and also describes the flora and fauna within each of these habitats. Finally, it looks at what has been lost but also what remains of the natural heritage of the region and how that might be conserved in future.
Subject Natural history -- Atlantic Coast (North America)
Coastal ecology -- Atlantic Coast (North America)
Natural history -- North Atlantic Region.
Ecology -- North Atlantic Region.
Added Author Barrett, Wayne.
Damstra, Emily S.
David Suzuki Foundation.
ISBN 9781553654469
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