Pacific Seaweeds

Pacific Seaweeds

A Guide to Common Seaweeds of the West Coast

Book - 2016
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This updated and expanded guide thoroughly documents every aspect of seaweed life, from species identification and seaweed biology to the essential--and often surprising--roles seaweed plays in the marine ecosystem and our everyday lives. Seaweeds are used in everything from cosmetics to sustainable biofuels, and some species, like kelp, contribute to the remediation of coastal ecosystems.

Featuring an attractive new full-colour design, the expanded Pacific Seaweeds includes updated species descriptions, dozens of additional colour photos, new species discovered since the original edition, and brand-new sections on common shore plants and the use of DNA techniques to discover, catalog and identify seaweeds. It also features several new recipes and an essay on umami--because in addition to all its other uses, some species of seaweed make delectable food.

Packed with illustrations, vivid colour photographs, comprehensive scientific information and further readings, this easy-to-use guidebook will appeal to marine biologists, amateur beachcombers, gourmet foragers and everyone in between.

Publisher: Madeira Park, BC :, Harbour Publishing,, [2016]
Edition: Second edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781550177374
Branch Call Number: ANF 579.881774 DRU 2016
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Clarkston, Bridgette - Author


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Mar 23, 2016

A concise and informative look at Pacific Coast seaweeds and kelp. Illustrative descriptions as well as ecological and nutritional information. Worth reading if you are interested.

Jul 17, 2011

Not only does this book identify some of the most common seaweeds found on our shores but also informs on its many uses. It has an ineresting section on the nutritional value of seaweed and even shares some recipes.
It has a few coloured pictures at the beginning to help with identification but the majority of the visuals are hand drawn illustrations.

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