Seashore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 94)

Seashore (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 94)


A finished, authoritative account of the normal historical past of the beach, from earliest occasions to the current day. This version is unique to newnaturalists.com

The beach, with its perpetually altering tides, is among the so much fluctuating actual environments on this planet. domestic to an abundance of animal and vegetation, it's also one of many richest habitats the naturalist can discover. the following in Britain, we're lucky to have an extended and sundry sea coast, and our fairly huge tidal levels suggest that our beach bargains a variety of coastal habitats, together with dust, sand, shingle and rock. In New Naturalist beach, Peter Hayward seems at:

• Resident and migrant species, together with fish, barnacles, limpets, winkles, sponges, algae, lichens and sea grasses

• the results of tourism and pollutants on those habitats

• The geology of the British Isles, with its sinking and emerging coastlines

• The responses and variations of plant and animal existence to a altering actual environment

This slender strip of seashore among the land and the ocean that we name the beach, has regularly attracted guy, within the early years as a resource of nutrients, and in Victorian occasions as a wealthy habitat that the early naturalists might discover. during this attention-grabbing addition to the very hot New Naturalist sequence, Peter Hayward brings the ordinary heritage of the beach correct as much as date.

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