The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Bea

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Publish Date
Pages
128
Dimensions
8.4 X 0.7 X 6.3 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781452161167
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About the Author

Anna Marlis Burgard is the founding author of Islands of America (www.islandsofamerica.com), a multimedia venture that explores island arts, cuisines, histories, and wildlife. As a lifelong beachcomber, Burgard has visited 130 of the more than 20,000 islands in the United States. She lives on Tybee Island in Georgia, whose state shell is the knobbed whelk.

Reviews

"Loaded with interesting information, charming anecdotes, and useful hints, Burgard's Companion does a fine job of helping beachcombers both understand and appreciate their treasures."
-Dr. David L. Pawson, Emeritus Senior Scientist, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
"The Beachcomber's Companion answers all your questions about the creatures that call these shells home and the best ways to collect them.inspires a new appreciation for the wonders of the shore." -Providence Journal
"Lifelong beachcomber Burgard covers each type of shell with a combination of natural science, history, folklore and other contextualizing info, making even the most humble shell a storied object." -BookPage (Lifestyles Top Pick)
"Folks with beach houses across the South take note-you'll want this beautiful little book displayed proudly, waiting for a guest to thumb through the serene watercolor illustrations to learn the names of what they found on a seashell-hunting trip." - Garden & Gun
"It's like strolling near the waves with a dear friend who, because she's devoted much of her life to the study of islands, is familiar with what washes up on, or what lives on, that liminal zone where the sand and surf interact. You'll want to enjoy all of what Burgard has to share in this Beachcomber's Companion." -The Austin Chronicle