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The curious world of seaweed / Josie Iselin.

Author/Creator:
Iselin, Josie, author.
Publication:
Berkeley, California : Heyday, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 253 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Marine algae -- Pacific Coast (North America).
Marine algae.
North America -- Pacific Coast.
Summary:
"Marine algae are the supreme eco-engineers of life: they oxygenate the waters, create habitat for countless other organisms, and form the base of a food chain that keeps our planet unique in the universe as we know it. In this beautiful volume Josie Iselin explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent--a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans' scientific inquiry into it, told in scientifically illuminating yet deeply reverent and inspired prose. Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselin's signature, Marimekko-like portraits of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors--whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green--and whimsical shapes. Iselin posits that we can learn not only about the seaweeds but also from them: their resilience, their resourcefulness, their poetry and magic."--Amazon.com.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: Egregia menziesii Feather Boa Kelp
Nereocystis luetkeana Bull Kelp
Stephanocystis osmundacea Bladder Chain Wrack
Mazzadla splendens Rainbow Leaf
Corallina vancouveriensis Red Coralline Algae
Agarum spp. Colander Kelp
Pyropia spp. Nori
Postelsia palmaeformis Sea Palm
Macrocystis pyrifera Giant Kelp
Codium fragile Dead Man's Fingers
Ulva spp. Sea Lettuce
Phyllospadix scouleri and Zostera marina Surfgrass and Eelgrass
Desmarestia herbacea Acid Kelp
Halosaccion glandiforme and Botryocladia pseudodichotoma Sea Sacs and Sea Grapes
Weeksia reticulata
Pterygophora californica Walking Kelp.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781597144827
1597144827
OCLC:
1083704255
Publisher Number:
16007202