Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorP. J. Hayward, J. S. Ryland

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Hayward and Ryland's Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe has become a classic in the marine reference literature. The same editors have now prepared a shorter version suitable for individual purchase and field use. Rapid and easy identification of all but the rarest ofthe marine animals found on the sea shores and shallow sublittoral zones of north-west Europe is made possible by the provision of simple dichotomous keys, individual descriptions, and high quality line and stipple drawings. The occurrence and distribution is given for each species, and referenceprovided to the specialist literature which will facilitate more detailed study and coverage of the additional, rare species not covered in the book.The book is especially suited to student and amateur use, allowing identification of the majority of marine animals. No other guide is available at this level.

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Hayward and Ryland's Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe has become a classic in the marine reference literature. The same editors have now prepared a shorter version suitable for individual purchase and field use. Rapid and easy identification of all but the rarest ofthe marine animals found on the sea shores and...

John S. Ryland is at Marine, Environmental and Evolutionary Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Wales.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:812 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 1.73 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198540558

ISBN - 13:9780198540557

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Chapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Using this bookChapters 3 - 14 Group by group by accountsReferences and further readingIndex of technical termsTaxonomic index

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`'...The descriptions are necessarily concise, yet sufficiently clear, as most technical terms are explained in the detailed line drawings (often) on the opposite pages. Information about the preferred habitat of each species is given, as well as the number of taxa known for the are...Thisbook constitutes a practical guide for the carcinologist, while it offers a wealth of information on the taxonomy of various marine animals (birds and mammals excluded) for all those who do not limit their interst to a single group of animals. A book of this class is rarely available at such afriendly price, which makes one suspect it will be sold out shortly.''H.P.Wagner, Crustaceana 72 (2), 1998.