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Author Rubissow Okamoto, Ariel.

Title Natural history of San Francisco Bay / Ariel Rubissow Okamoto, Kathleen M. Wong
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 335 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series California natural history guides ; no. 102
California natural history guides ; 102
Contents Cover; Contents; Prologue; Acknowledgments; Taking the Plunge; Beneath the Surface: What Is an Estuary?; Visible and Invisible Life: Fish, Birds, and Other Wildlife; History of Human Changes: 1800s-1960s; The Environmental Backlash: 1960s-Present; Restoration Frontiers: The Watershed; Restoration Frontiers: The Bay; Climate Change and the Bay's Future; Coda; Glossary; Historical Timeline; References; Learning More, Helping Out: A Few Places to Start; Art Credits; Index
Summary 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 restorat
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Endangered ecosystems -- California -- San Francisco Bay.
Estuarine ecology -- California -- San Francisco Bay.
Restoration ecology -- California -- San Francisco Bay.
Form Electronic book
Author Wong, Kathleen M. (Kathleen Michelle)
LC no. 2010046564
ISBN 0520949986 (electronic bk.)
9780520949980 (electronic bk.)