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Seasons On The Pacific Coast: A Naturalist's Notebook

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  3 reviews
A naturalist presents 39 profiles, based on personal and scientific observations, focusing on the wildlife of the Pacific Coast, from the regal Pacific madrone and the endangered marbled murrelet to the slimy moon jellyfish and banana slug. Lovely watercolor illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, I
Published September 1st 1999 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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who would read a book consisting of chapters that will deal with only a single species? plenty of pages devoted just to a single fern, or one type of seabird, or a sealion?

umm... me.
Oct 04, 2010 Robert rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This book is a charming object to hold, with a satisfying heft and compact feel. The water-colored sketches are charming as well, illustrating a collection of essays on various sea and shore life of the Northwest. The thick pages make it seem to be trying too hard to be more than it is, but I liked this book.
It’s not one to read straight through, better to dip into it now and again, reading about the soft spines of a living sand dollar and maybe the two-stage life of the giant bull kelp on one d...more
A simplified naturalist's version of flora and fauna that live along the Pacific Coast. Beautiful illustrations. Not very comprehensive.
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