Produced in association with the Natural History Museum, London, and the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Seashore is an exceptionally beautiful and informative visual guide to the strange and fascinating creatures that live between land and sea. - Here is an original and exciting new look at the fascinating natural world of the seashore
- Stunning, real-life photographs of crabs, lobsters, rock pools, fish, seals, seabirds and more, offer a unique "eyewitness" view of life on the seashore
- See a starfish on the move; how a sea-urchin disguises itself; a sea-anemone catch a prawn; the inhabitants of a rock pool; fish that change colour
- Learn how a limpet grips the rock, how a crab grows a new leg; how a prawn becomes invisible; how seabirds catch fish; how a sea otter sleeps at sea
- Discover how long seaweed can grow; why hermit crabs live in second-hand shells; which shells bore holes in solid rock; where a puffin lays its eggs Their adaptations to this harsh world, their beauty and their complexity are revealed in this dazzling collection of specially commissioned photographs. Many of the animals featured are alive, while the fossil and mineral specimens come from specialist museum collections; all are reproduced with such clarity that you can almost feel their textures on the page. Discover the fascinating world of the seashore - its strange and beautiful creatures and their secret lives
This fascinating book reveals how the anatomy and behaviour of seashore animals and plants enable them to live in and out of salt water, and to survive being pounded by surf, buffeted by the wind, and dried by the sun. The seashore, stretching in a narrow ribbon around every portion of the world' s land masses, is one of the most exciting and exacting of our planet' s habitats. Twice each day the sea rises up the shore and then retreats, creating a demanding cycle of conditions for the plants and animals that live there.