The sea is not made of water : life between the tides / Adam Nicolson.
Publication year: 2021
Publisher: London : William Collins, 2021.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780008294779 (hbk.) :
We go to the seaside for consolation and simplicity. Demands and anxieties drop away there. But there are ironies in choosing the shore as a place of reassurance. Nothing about the intertidal can be relied on. Twice a day, every day, change dominates its existence: wetness, dryness, freshness, saltiness, warmth, cool, storm, calm, light, dark. Every part of life here is dedicated to surviving and thriving in a world of alteration. In this book, prize-winning and bestselling author Adam Nicolson explores one of the most revelatory habitats on earth. He looks at the extraordinary mirroring of human and animal life on its shores, in pools that are silent and beautiful yet as full of threat as any rats' alley or Roman circus. And at the remarkable, dedicated naturalists who made study of life in the intertidal their life's work.
336 pages ; 24 cm
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