- Marni Fylling (Author), Chris Giorni (Foreword by)
- Paperback: 96 pages
- 7" x 5"
A new field guide with delightfully old-fashioned illustrations.
This scientifically accurate yet utterly charming field guide to the Pacific coast intertidal zone introduces readers to a world, populated by spectacular wildlife: 150-year-old giant green anemones that paralyze their prey with their petal-like tentacles; sunflower sea stars that traverse the tide pool floor on twenty-four limbs, opalescent sea slugs that dabble in cannibalism; and much, much more.
Small enough to fit in a back pocket during a beach hike, the guide contains concise descriptions of tide pools' most common residents, noting each organism's size and zonation, as well sa a few of its fascinating (and sometimes grotesque) habits. Full-color illustrations reminiscent of prints by Ernst Haeckel help tide poolers with easy identification.