Collins Wild Guide - Seashore

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9780007160716: Collins Wild Guide - Seashore

An introductory guide to 240 of the most common animals and plants to be found on and around the seashores of Britain and northwest Europe

Compact and easy-to-use, Wild Guide Seashore is the ideal nature guide to take with you on a day to the seaside, and is a must-have companion for anyone who lives near the coast. This essential family reference book is suitable for adult beginners as well as children aged ten upwards.

• Features a range of coastline habitats where species are most likely to occur, including cliffs, rocky shores, sand dunes, shingle and the beach

• Each habitat is illustrated by a different icon, so species are easy to find

• Introduces you to seaweeds, worms, molluscs, insects, fish, birds and mammals, and many other shoreline inhabitants

• Each plant and animal is illustrated with a full-colour photograph to aid quick identification

The main text about each species includes information on distribution, habitat and reproduction, while the ID fact file presents key identification features for quick and easy reference. Similar species are shown together and are cross-referenced to ensure correct and simple identification. Wild Guide Seashore is the perfect introductory guide to coastline wildlife for everyone who is wild about nature.

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About the Author:

Ken Preston-Mafham, the author of this title, together with Rod and Jean Preston-Mafham, runs Premaphotos Wildlife, a natural history picture library based in Cornwall which boasts a stock of 75,000 colour photographs. He is a prolific author, having co-written a number of books including The Natural History of Insects, The Natural History of Spiders, The Encyclopaedia of Land Invertebrate Behaviour and Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary.

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An authoritative guide to 230 species of plants and animals of the seashore

Covers all types of habitat, including rocky coast, sand dunes and clifftops

Full-colour photograph for every species

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