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Author Gascho Landis, Abbie, author.

Title Immersion : the science and mystery of freshwater mussels / by Abbie Gascho Landis.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2017]

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Description 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-255).
Contents Breaking water -- Rocks with guts -- The lure of mussels -- Search images -- Mussel memory -- Life at river bottom -- The dead river -- When to clam up -- Holding water -- Mussel resuscitation.
Summary "Abbie Gascho Landis brings readers to a hotbed of mussel diversity, the American Southeast, to seek mussels where they eat, procreate, and, too often, perish. Accompanied often by her husband, a mussel scientist, and her young children, she learned to see mussels on the creekbed, to tell a spectaclecase from a pigtoe, and to worry what vanishing mussels--70 percent of North American species are imperiled--will mean for humans and wildlife alike. Landis shares this journey, traveling from perilous river surveys to dry streambeds and into laboratories where endangered mussels are raised one precious life at a time. Mussels have much to teach us about the health of our watersheds if we step into the creek and take a closer look at their lives. In the tradition of writers like Terry Tempest Williams and Sy Montgomery, Landis gracefully chronicles these untold stories with a veterinarian's careful eye and the curiosity of a naturalist."--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Freshwater mussels -- Southern States.
Stream ecology -- Southern States.
Freshwater biodiversity conservation -- Southern States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Added Title Science and mystery of freshwater mussels
Other Form: Print version: Gascho Landis, Abbie. Immersion : the science and mystery of freshwater mussels. Washington, DC : Island Press, 2017 9781610918077 (DLC) 2016957616 (OCoLC)962253766
ISBN 9781610918084 (electronic bk.)
1610918088 (electronic bk.)