The Sea Coast shows in a persuasive and compelling way the origin and evolution of cliffs, estuaries, sea marshes, sand dunes and the communities of plants and animals that they support. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Britain's coasts have everything, from towering cliffs rising sheer from deep water to a thousand feet and more, to miles of tidal slobs and flats, restless shingle spits, shifting beaches, immobile rock headlands. The extraordinary consequences of a varied climate and a complicated geology are shown even more effectively in Britain's coasts than in her fascinating island scenery.
Our greatest authority on coastal topography, Professor Steers, has studied the nature of Britain's sea-side and the evolution of coasts and coastline for most of his life. A past Professor of Geography of Cambridge University, he made the now famous comprehensive survey of our entire coastline. His book shows in a persuasive and compelling way the origin and evolution of cliffs, estuaries, sea marshes, sand dunes and the communities of plants and animals that they support.
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‘With his book as a starting point and manual, many a sea-side holiday will be made more interesting.’
‘Professor Steers has the engaging qualities of an enthusiast who has inspected every mile of coast around the mainland.’
Glasgow Evening News
‘The Sea Coast reveals the whole panorama of British coastlines besides describing clearly how materials move on a beach and why certain costs lose and others gain in their battle with the waves.’
Times Educational Supplement
‘In presenting to us this comprehensive survey of the coastal scenery of our islands in relation to their origins, he has achieved a great work that will remain standard for decades to come.’
‘By turns geologist, ecologist, conchologist, meteorologist, he writes at a permanent high level of informativeness and interest.’
(1899–1987). Geomorphologist, Cambridge geographer, graduate and later Fellow of St Catherine's College. Professor of Geography at Cambridge 1949–66 and the authority on the moulding of coastlines. Member of expeditions to coral reefs Australia 1928, 1936 and Caribbean 1939; concerned above all with surveys of British coast from a classic study of Scolt Head Island (1934) to the standard work The Coastline of England and Wales (1946). Much involved with coastal protection and a keen exponent of coastline preservation on Nature Conservancy, National Parks Commission and National Trust’s Enterprise Neptune. CBE 1973.
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, London, 1969. hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10236296
Book Description Collins, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Good+. Reprint. EX-LIBRARY copy, usual library stamps, stickers, etc, ffep missing, scar line to paste-downs, cello marks to bds, sl dust spotting to top text block edge, dw has creasing to some edges, with a clear plastic book wrap part-adhered at verso edges, causing some tanning, price-clipped. ; New Naturalist No 25; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 292 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 72994
Book Description Collins. New Naturalist Series. (1952) 1960's reprint. 8vo (155 x 222mm). Ppxiv,236,vi[ads]. Colour & b/w photograph plates by John Markham, b/w illustrations, maps & bibliography. Green cloth. Ex library, usual faults. Working copy in used but complete dust-wrapper. ".With a chapter on coastal physiography by J.A. Steers". Detailed account of the flowers of the British littoral and their various environments and ecological contexts. Chapters classified by habitat type, many excellent photographs and illustrations. Chapters include: Introductory; The physiographical background; Some ecological considerations; form and habit of coastal plants; Salt-marsh vegetation; Strand and foreshore vegetation; shingle beach vegetation; Vegetation of spray-washed rocks and cliffs; Vegetation of cliff-tops; Vegetation of brackish water; The flowers of the coast - a descriptive guide to the principal species. Bookseller Inventory # 20587
Book Description Collins, London, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xii / 292 pp colour and black and white photographs, maps and diagrams, bound in green cloth with silver titles. Book clean and sound with a little edge wear, top of dust wrapper a little rubbed - very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 032960