This is the first illustrated guide to life on the sea shore ever published in a handy form and at anything approaching the price. It has been compiled by the two greatest authorities on marine biology in Britain, who have in turn had the help of many specialists. It is illustrated with what the authors describe as the best series of illustrations of sea shore plants and animals available to the general public at the present time." These illustrations are the work of seven different artists who are themselves naturalists, working wherever possible from fresh and living specimens. Its prime object is to enable ANYONE, with or without prior knowledge of the subject, to identify the animals and plants which are to be found upon the sea shore, simply by looking them up by their most obvious characteristics, colour, size, shape, etc., and by where you find them. But identification is not an end in itself and every effort has been made to provide, within the compass of a pocket volume, the maximum amount of information about each species, about where it lives and, above all, about how it manages to live where it does, perhaps clinging to a rock or burrowing into mud or sand, wood or even stone. It is written in as simple terms as possible, using English names wherever they exist. Here is a guide to a magic world which so many people enter only for a week or two in any one year, and which for some people represents their only occasional contact with nature. It will make any seaside holiday more enjoyable-and certainly far more stimulating. While for those who are lucky enough to live within easy reach of the coast this is an essential and unique reference book continually yielding fresh and fascinating information.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002121441