Life in the Chesapeake Bay is the most important book ever published on America's largest estuary. Since publication of the first edition in 1984, tens of thousands of naturalists, boaters, fishermen, and conservationists have relied on the book's descriptions of the Bay's plants, animals, and diverse habitats. Superbly illustrated and clearly written, this acclaimed guide describes hundreds of plants and animals and their habitats, from diamondback terrapins to blue crabs to hornshell snails.
Now in its third edition, the book has been updated with a new gallery of thirty-nine color photographs and dozens of new species descriptions and illustrations. The new edition retains the charm of an engaging classic while adding a decade of new research.
This classic guide to the plants and animals of the Chesapeake Bay will appeal to a variety of readers-year-round residents and summer vacationers, professional biologists and amateur scientists, conservationists and sportsmen.
Alice Jane Lippson is a biological illustrator and researcher in estuarine ecology. Robert L. Lippson, prior to his retirement, was a marine scientist with the National Marine Fisheries Service and an adjunct professor of invertebrate zoology at Michigan State University. The Lippsons live and work on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.