The Atlantic Coast

The Atlantic Coast

A Natural History

Book - 2011
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"The North Atlantic coast of North America - commonly known as the Atlantic Coast - extends from Newfoundland and Labrador through the Maritime Provinces and the Northeastern United States south to Cape Hatteras. This North Atlantic region belongs to the sea. The maritime influence on climate, flora, and fauna is dominant--even far inland. This is where the great northern boreal forests intermingle with the mixed coniferous-hardwood forests farther south and where the cold, iceberg-studded Labrador Current from the Arctic and the warm Gulf Stream of the tropics vie for supremacy.
Filled with stunning photographs, the book includes chapters on the geological origins of this region, the two major forest realms, and the main freshwater and marine ecosystems and also describes the flora and fauna within each of these habitats. Finally, it looks at what has been lost but also what remains of the natural heritage of the region and how that might be conserved in future.
Publisher: Vancouver :, Greystone Books,, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781553654469
1553654463
Branch Call Number: 508.7 TH
Characteristics: 327 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm

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