Seashore Life of India by B.F. ChhapgarSeashore Life of India by B.F. Chhapgar

Seashore Life of India

byB.F. Chhapgar

Paperback | June 15, 2008

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In Seashore Life of India, B.F. Chhapgar, renowned marine biologist, explores the habits and forms of the creatures that live, survive, and reproduce along the seashores of India. Easy to read and fully illustrated, with a separate colour section, Seashore Life of India has different sections on invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants. Chhapgar first details the habits and forms of invertebrate life forms like sponges, sea anemone, segmented worms, crabs, snails, and theintelligent octopus and cuttlefish. He then describes vertebrates like shallow water fishes, snakes, and birds that live along the seashore. Finally, he discusses shells and floating life forms like the poisonous Portuguese man-of-war and the beautiful circular Porpita, as well as plants like algaeand mangroves that have made the seashore their home. In addition, the book contains an informative Introduction that discusses when, where, and how to observe seashore life, a glossary, and a section on further reading. Part of the 'WWF-OUP Nature Guides' series, though Seashore Life of India hasbeen especially designed for younger readers, it will appeal equally to older readers including parents and teachers, and nature lovers.
B.F. Chhapgar is a marine biologist with over fifty years' experience. He has been curator at the Taraporevala Aquarium, Mumbai and Research Officer at the Taraporevala Marine Biological Station. He has also worked for the Department of Fisheries for over twenty years.
Title:Seashore Life of IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 10.04 × 7.09 × 0.28 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195688007

ISBN - 13:9780195688009


Table of Contents

ForewordPrefaceIntroductionAnimalsFlotsam and JetsamPlantsGlossaryFurther ReadingIndex