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ISBN-10: 0520268261
ISBN-13: 9780520268265
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2011
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.00" W, 0.70" H

Natural History of San Francisco Bay, 102

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This complete primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of an extraordinary, and remarkably resilient, body of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with pollutants, and crowded with forty-six cities, the bay is still home to healthy eelgrass beds, young Dungeness crabs and sharks, and millions of waterbirds. Written in an entertaining style for a wide audience, Natural History of San Francisco Bay delves into an array of topics including fish and wildlife, ocean and climate cycles, endangered and invasive species, and the path from industrialization to environmental restoration. More than sixty scientists, activists, and resource managers share their views and describe their work–tracing mercury through the aquatic ecosystem, finding ways to convert salt ponds back to tidal wetlands, anticipating the repercussions of climate change, and more. Fully illustrated and packed with stories, quotes, and facts, the guide also tells how San Francisco Bay sparked an environmental movement that now reaches across the country.

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"A hugely informative primer on San Francisco Bay."–Georgia Rowe "San Jose Mercury News" (12/31/2011 12:00:00 AM)
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ISBN-10: 0520268261
ISBN-13: 9780520268265
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 09/01/2011
Dimensions: 7.90" L, 5.00" W, 0.70" H
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