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Sea-beans from the tropics: a collector's guide to sea-beans and other tropical drift on Atlantic shores
Perry IV, E.L.; Dennis, J.V. (2003). Sea-beans from the tropics: a collector's guide to sea-beans and other tropical drift on Atlantic shores. Krieger Publishing Company: Malabar. ISBN 1-57524-181-1. XIV, 217 pp.

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    VLIZ: Botany BOT.46 [100891]

Keywords
    Climatic zones > Tropics
    Dispersal > Seed dispersal
    Dispersion
    Ecology
    Identification
    Seeds
    Topographic features > Landforms > Coastal landforms > Beaches
    A, Atlantic [Marine Regions]
    Marine/Coastal

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  • Perry IV, E.L.
  • Dennis, J.V.

Abstract
    Atlantic Coast beaches offer a variety of souvenirs and curiosities to those beachgoers that care to look. Shells have long been treasured finds, and their descriptions are well documented in a variety of books and guides. But what about the other things found on the beach? These are the things that drift in the ocean and are carried in with the winds: sea-beans, spirula, mermaid's purses, and other tropical treasures. This book references them in a convenient form for the beachcomber, while keeping the oceanographer and botanist in mind. Interesting descriptions of each sea-bean species, or other drift treasure, and 175 color photographs make this book a valuable collector's guide. Perry and Dennis provide the results of a 30-year study on sea-bean flotation tests. No other book combines personal experience, use of color photography identifications, and the scientific field of botany into a complete, friendly user's guide for identifying sea-beans and other drift from the sea.

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