WorldCat Identities

Calvin, Jack

Works: 3 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 2,064 library holdings
Classifications: QL138, 591.926
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jack Calvin
Between Pacific tides by Edward Flanders Ricketts( Book )
18 editions published between 1939 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world--the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. The intricate and fascinating life processes of these creatures are described with affectionate care. The animals are grouped according to their most characteristic habitat, whether rocky shore, sandy beach, mud flat, or wharf piling, and the authors discuss their life history, physiology, and community relations, and the influence of wave shock and shifting tide level. Though the basic purpose and structure--and much of the text--of the book remain the same, content has been increased by about 20 percent; a multitude of changes and additios has been made in the text; the Annotated Systematic Index and General Bibliography have been updated and greatly expanded (now almost 2,300 entries); more than 200 new photographs and drawings have been incorporated; and an entirely new chapter has been added--a topical presentation of the several factors influencing distribution of organisms along the shore. This edition also includes John Steinbeck's Foreword to the 1948 edition
Between Pacific tides : an account of the habits and habitats of some five hundred of the common, conspicuous seashore invertebrates of the Pacific Coast between Sitka, Alaska, and northern Mexico by Edward Flanders Ricketts( Book )
30 editions published between 1939 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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