Thursday, March 24, 2011

Recent Titles

                                                                              
1) Byersdorfer, Susan C. and Leslie J. Watson. Field Guide to Common Marine Fishes and Invertebrates of Alaska. 2010. Sea Grant Alaska. Paperback: 342 pages. Price: $35.00 U.S.

SUMMARY: This fully illustrated book is a comprehensive field guide to more than four hundred marine species found in Alaska waters. Its primary geographic range is the Bering Sea, central Aleutian Islands, and the western and central Gulf of Alaska, but it also includes waters north of Norton Sound and those of southeastern Alaska. Designed for use in the field—as its waterproof binding and paper attest—it will be indispensable for fishermen, teachers, and conservation officials.
RECOMMENDATION: A useful guide to the marine life of the region.


2) Jorgensen, Elaina M.. Field Guide to Squids and Octopods of the Eastern North Pacific and Bering Sea. 2009. Sea Grant Alaska. Spiralbound: 93 pages. Price: $25.00 U.S.

SUMMARY: This handy, fully illustrated guide is designed to help researchers and scientists identify squids and octopods found in the eastern North Pacific Ocean and the Bering Sea, regions that have been difficult to sample because of their rough seas—and thus have been poorly known until now. Printed on waterproof paper, the book describes and illustrates forty-four species, with full scientific details and aids to identification.
RECOMMENDATION: Another useful guide from Sea Grant Alaska. You can see their other titles here: http://seagrant.uaf.edu/bookstore/

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