Pacific Reef & Shore is the 21st century successor to Harbo's 1980 bestseller Tidepool and Reef, with more species, up-to-date scientific information and many brilliant new full-colour photographs of the 300 most common plants and animals of the intertidal zone. Arranged for quick identification with colour-coded sections, this ingenious guide has written descriptions of each organism, with size, habitat and interesting facts conveniently placed next to its photo.
Authoritative and accessible, Pacific Reef & Shore is the indispensable companion for divers, kayakers and beach strollers alike.
"Now you'll know the difference between a hairy lithode and a golf-ball lithode, a wrinkled star and a cushion star."
-Dan Hays, Statesman Journal
"This is an ideal guide for the scuba diver."
-William Schleihauf, The Northern Mariner
"When my summer visitors arrive and we're wading at the tideline or canoeing over the eelgrass, I'll have Harbo's guidebook handy to settle those inevitable arguments over names for this or that sea critter. His photos and descriptions will definitely incite everyone to look closely at the ocean's treasures."
-Carolyn Redl, Times Colonist
"The book is a rogues' gallery of the ocean; it identifies through pictures and facts. The cover photo depicts a type of sea slug only a mother could love. Some of the mug shots and their colourful names are amazing...Pacific Reef and Shore is a useful, basic book for older kids and adults."
-Jan Degrass, Coast Reporter
"Pacific Reef & Shore is the indispensable reference for any curious visitor to the shore and will prove to be a prized addition to personal, community, and academic library collections.”
"I find this book comprehensive, easy to use, compact, well laid-out, and beautifully illustrated."
-Annie Prud'homme-Genereux, BC Naturalist
“This is a wonderfully easy-to-use guide to marine life from Alaska to California… I recommend this book; it will increase your knowledge of local marine life and may instill a greater appreciation for the beautiful and fragile environment we’re fortunate enough to live in.”
"The simplicity and clarity of both description and photos make this guide an excellent choice for family outings."
-Diana Mumford, Wave Length