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Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides: The Natural History of a Long Island Pocket Bay

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Readers opening Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides will likely to have two questions in mind. First, where is this place? Since a location map is missing from the book. Second, who is the intended readership? This is a very detailed scientific description of Long Island Pocket Bay and its complete natural history, including its geology, oceanography, flora and fauna, human impact, governance, and its future. This is a good reference book for local libraries, researchers, environmental workers, and perhaps naturalists, but the average reader will have very little, if any, interest in opening its pages. We have detailed information on such subjects as the history of dredging the harbor, tides, sand mining, and navigations. Yet these are of interest to whom? Authors Lawrence Swanson and Malcolm Bowman are both academics and did an admirable job researching their subject matter in this trade paperback. They included a number of small black-and-white photos as illustrations, but the quality is poor and grainy, and it’s difficult to decipher anything in them. The charts and tables are better.

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Author:
R. Lawrence Swanson • Malcolm J. Bowman
Star Count:
3/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
131 pages
Publisher:
Excelsior Editions
Publish Date:
2016-Dec-30
ISBN:
9781438462349
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Issue:
April 2017
Category:
Science & Nature
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Publisher

Excelsior Editions

Page Count

131 pages

Book Author

R. Lawrence Swanson • Malcolm J. Bowman

Issue

April 2017

Format

Trade

Publication Date

2016-Dec-30

Star Count

3

ISBN

9781438462349

ASIN

1438462344

“Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides: The Natural History of a Long Island Pocket Bay”

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