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Wild Coast: An exploration of the places where land meets sea

Marianne Taylor



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Bloomsbury Natural History
14 May 2015
Deltas, estuaries, coastal regions; Conservation of wildlife & habitats; Wildlife: general interest
This book is a celebration of the wildlife and landscapes of Britain's most vital wildlife habitats - those that make up our coastline. Sheer limestone crags resound with the voices of thousands of bickering seabirds; endless acres of estuarine mud are packed with squirming invertebrates that sustain thousands of wading birds. In between are the dazzling chalk outcrops of the south coast with glorious floral communities on the clifftop meadows, shingle beaches where terns and plovers hide their eggs among the stones, and dune systems bound together with marram grass and supporting a unique and fragile ecosystem. Rocky shores harbour microcosms of marine life when the retreating tide leaves rockpools exposed for our exploration, and even the rowdiest seaside towns have their own special wildlife alongside the wild nightlife. Grand-scale colour photos bring the wild coast and its inhabitants to life, while the text tells you what you'll see and where, from Land's End to John O'Groats via the scenic route. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and authoritative text, this book is a celebration of the wilder aspects of the UK's coasts.
By:   Marianne Taylor
Imprint:   Bloomsbury Natural History
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 210mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   1.020kg
ISBN:   9781408181782
ISBN 10:   1408181789
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   14 May 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Marianne Taylor is a writer, photographer and illustrator. She is the author of RSPB British Birds of Prey, RSPB British Birdfinder, Owls, RSPB Seabirds and Dragonflight among many other publications.

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