Natural History of San Francisco Bay (California Natural History Guides)

Natural History of San Francisco Bay (California Natural History Guides)

Ariel Rubissow Okamoto


This whole primer on San Francisco Bay is a multifaceted exploration of a rare, and remarkably resilient, physique of water. Bustling with oil tankers, laced with toxins, and crowded with forty-six towns, the bay remains to be domestic to fit eelgrass beds, younger Dungeness crabs and sharks, and thousands of waterbirds. Written in an exciting kind for a large viewers, Natural heritage of San Francisco Bay delves into an array of themes together with fish and natural world, ocean and weather cycles, endangered and invasive species, and the trail from industrialization to environmental recovery. greater than sixty scientists, activists, and source managers percentage their perspectives and describe their work—tracing mercury in the course of the aquatic surroundings, discovering how one can convert salt ponds again to tidal wetlands, looking forward to the repercussions of weather switch, and extra. totally illustrated and jam-packed with tales, prices, and evidence, the consultant additionally tells how San Francisco Bay sparked an environmental circulation that now reaches around the country.

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