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Tidepools and Towns

As the pictures illustrate, the diversity of life forms was so intense that the experts grabbed their books at every opportunity. We list below which volumes Jana and Isabelle carried in their backpacks.

The phrase Look it up! conjures up such indoor, library kinds of images. Being in the field grabbing reference works was an entirely different sensation.

Special thanks also goes to Tidelines, who published the handy $1.50 1998 Tide Calendar which enabled us to schedule our trip (and check out their Surfing Links). The fact that we were all set to go a week earlier when there was no negative tide was ignorant arrogance at its most comic. Thanks to Anna McColl, Director of Visitor Services for Birch Aquarium at Scripps, for setting us straight.

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In Jana's pack -

Tidepools of Southern California
by Linda E. Tway
Capra Press, Santa Barbara, California, 1991
ISBN 0-88496-322-5

Probably More Than You Want To Know About The Fishes Of The Pacific Coast
by Robin Milton Lowe
Really Big Press, Santa Barbara, California
ISBN 0-9628725-4-7

Marine Life Of Southern California
by Donald J. Reish
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, Dubuque, Iowa, 1995 (& 1972)
ISBN 0-7872-1045-5

Seashore Plants Of California
by E. Yale Dawson & Michael S. Foster
University of California Press, Berkeley, California, 1996
ISBN 0-520-04139-9

In Isabelle's pack:

Seashore Life Of Southern California
by Sam Hinton
University of California Press, Berkeley, 1987
ISBN 0-520-05923-9 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-520-05924-7 (paperback)

Light's Manual - Intertidal Invertebrates Of The Central California Coast
edited by Ralph I. Smith and James T. Carlton
University of California Press, Berkeley, Third Edition, 1975
ISBN 0-520-02113-4
(note: a masterpiece of scholarship and essential reference)