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Seasons On The Pacific Coast: A Naturalist's Notebook

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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
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Published September 1st 1999 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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Shawn
Nov 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: naturey, non-fiction
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.
Robert
May 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010
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
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David
Feb 03, 2016 rated it liked it
A good read from which I learned a lot. However, I was hoping it would read much more like Sue Hubbell's Broadsides from the Other Orders, but it did not. Each vignette was only about four pages long and only gave the briefest of information on the interesting species the author picked out.
A
Aug 11, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: nature
A simplified naturalist's version of flora and fauna that live along the Pacific Coast. Beautiful illustrations. Not very comprehensive.
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