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Life along the Inner Coast

A Naturalist's Guide to the Sounds, Inlets, Rivers, and Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk to Key West

By Robert L. Lippson, Alice Jane Lippson

Illustrations by Alice Jane Lippson

472 pp., 7.25 x 8.375, 395 drawings, 20 illus., 6 maps, 2 tables, appends., notes, bibl., index

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-7227-7
    Published: February 2012
  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-9859-8
    Published: November 2009

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For decades, marine scientists Robert and Alice Jane Lippson have traveled the rivers, backwaters, sounds, bays, lagoons, and inlets stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Florida Keys aboard their trawler, Odyssey. The culmination of their leisurely journeys, Life along the Inner Coast is a guide to the plants, animals, and habitats found in one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. It is a valuable resource for naturalists, students, and anyone who lives or vacations along the Atlantic inner coast.

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About the Authors

Robert L. Lippson has served as senior scientist of the National Marine Fisheries Service's Chesapeake Bay Estuarine Research Program, research scientist at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, and adjunct professor at Michigan State University.
For more information about Robert L. Lippson, visit the Author Page.

Alice Jane Lippson has worked as a research scientist at the University of Maryland Chesapeake Biological Laboratory and Martin-Marietta Corporation and as a professional scientific illustrator.
For more information about Alice Jane Lippson, visit the Author Page.

Reviews

"A guidebook with wonderful pictures, line drawings, and illustrations. . . . An invaluable resource for laypersons and students alike."--Choice

"The best word to describe this guide is 'lush.' From the gorgeous jacket photos to the hundreds of illustrations, it is a joy to behold. And because the authors are knowledgeable while at the same time wonderful writers, it is a joy to read as well."Charleston Post and Courier

"This book is called a guide, but it has enough information for a marine biology course."--Woodenboat Review

"This comprehensive work is written by recognized authorities in a discursive style that will entertain and inform the reader."--Current Books on Gardening and Botany

"Offers the reader a rich understanding of the relationship between organisms and where they live. . . . A valuable resource for naturalists, students, and anyone who lives or vacations along the Atlantic Inner Coast."--Abstracts of Public Administration, Development, and Environment

"The perfect traveling companion. . . . An excellent, and some might say essential, guide to understanding the plants and animal that call the [Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway] home."--Virginia Wildlife