Publisher description for Marine algae of California / [edited by] Isabella A. Abbott and George J. Hollenberg ; with contributions by H. William Johansen ... [et al.].
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This is the first complete systematic treatment of the marine algae (seaweeds) of California. The 726 species treated are each illustrated by a detailed line drawing made from an actual specimen. 'This book has long been anticipated by the phycological world, and the wait has been rewarded by an outstanding and scholarly account of the fascinating marine algae flora of California. ' Phycologia 'Two phycologists whose research reputations are worldwide have produced a truly superb guide to the marine benthic algae of the entire California coast. ' Bulletin of Marine Science 'The phycological community has long awaited a definitive treatment of benthic marine algae for the California coast. With the publication of this handsomely executed volume, a monumental project of compilation, synthesis, and interpretation has been achieved. It is indeed worth the wait.' Plant Science Bulletin
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Marine algae California Identification