Marvels in the muck: life in the salt marshes

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Boyds Mills Press,
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2008.
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English
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Stunning photos and expert text reveal the secret lives of salt marshes. Along the coasts, where ocean tides mix salt water with fresh water, nature has created salt marshes—soggy places full of natural wonders. For years, salt marshes were maligned, drained, or filled in. Now salt marshes are valued as the home of fascinating wildlife, including more than twenty different species of birds. Ornithologist and photographer Doug Wechsler takes the reader on a down-and-muddy tour of the year-round activity in these wonderlands. Young readers will marvel at the strange and skillful birds and unusual vegetation, beautifully adapted to live and thrive in salt marshes. Kids will appreciate what has taken so long for us to learn: salt marshes are delicate wetlands, well worth defending.
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title_display Marvels in the muck : life in the salt marshes
title_full Marvels in the muck : life in the salt marshes / Doug Wechsler
title_short Marvels in the muck :
title_sub life in the salt marshes