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The Pebbles on the Beach
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Clarence Ellis
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The Pebbles on the Beach

Clarence Ellis


Faber & Faber

Animals & nature in art (still life, landscapes & seascapes);
Mathematics & Sciences;
Wildlife: general interest;
Rocks, minerals & fossils;
Travel & holiday guides;
Nature, the natural world (Children's&YA)


240 pages

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Pebble hunting is a pleasant and health-giving hobby, whether pursued on a beach, the lake-side, or the river-bank, and all but those who are nearing the last stages of decrepitude can enjoy it.

First published in 1973, and recently rediscovered, this is a spirited guide to the simple pleasure of pebble spotting. Ellis is a charming, knowledgeable, and witty guide to everything you didn't know you wanted to know about pebbles.

He ruminates on what a pebble actually is, before showing us how they are formed, advising on the best pebble-spotting grounds in the UK, helping to identify individual stones, and giving tips on the necessary kit.

This edition will feature fresh illustrations and a new introduction by Robert Macfarlane. Nature-lovers won't want to leave home without a copy firmly tucked into their coat pocket.

By:   Clarence Ellis
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9780571347933
ISBN 10:   0571347932
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  Children/juvenile ,  ELT Advanced ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Clarence Ellis was an academic and writer. Pebbles on the Beach was his only book, first published in 1973.

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