This charming and practical handbook is bursting with tips, facts, and folklore to guide you through a year by the sea. Find out how to identify shells by shape and markings, choose the best coastal routes to explore, and learn about the geography of the beautiful beaches and craggy cliffs that Great Britain has to offer. With handy diary pages for making your own notes each month, this is a must-have for any eager seaside explorer.
Author: Jane Struthers
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Can you remember why the sea is salty? How does the moon affect the tide? Where were Britain's most notorious places for smugglers? And what was the mystery of St Michael's Mount? There are almost as many stories about the sea as there are pebbles on the beach. Beside the Seaside is a book for anyone who has been captivated by the crash of waves on sand, thrilled by the exploits of pirates or delighted in an ice cream at the end of the pier. Answering such questions as what to look for in rock pools, which are the best knots and how to avoid being cursed by a mermaid, Beside the Seaside is bursting with facts, fables, history and mystery about Britain's seaside and coast.
Monthly prompts create a quick and simple way to get one's gardening life in orderSpecific month-by-month "to do" lists for ornamental gardens, edible crops, and general maintenance are all presented here, as well as tips on things to look out for, such as pests, and how to eliminate them. With diary pages for making notes each month, this pocket-sized calendar is a must-have whether for seasoned gardeners or those just starting out. If one has an hour or two to spend in the garden, surely it is important that as much of that time as possible is spent in the garden gardening, not reading up about what to do. So, for a gentle reminder just open the book for a quick look at the monthly prompts, and then get on with some gardening.
“Part field guide, part travel guide, Steelquist writes with the authoritative voice of that friend you want next to you on the trail or in the dunes—the one who knows just where to go for a weekend getaway and what to pack for the Pacific Northwest’s unpredictable weather.” —Portland Monthly Millions of visitors explore the magnificent coastline of the Pacific Northwest and all that it provides—unique plant life, easy-to-find animals, and magical places. The Northwest Coastal Explorer is a fun, engaging, lushly-illustrated guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Profiles of the flora and fauna include tips on where and how to find them—like the ochre sea stars commonly discovered on exposed rocks and the olive snails found on sandy beaches—while the included getaway guide highlights the best weekend trips for each area.
Author: Mark Lawson Jones
Publisher: The History Press
Release Date: 2013-05-01
The Little Book of Wales is an intriguing, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of places, people and history in Wales. Here we find out about the country’s most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically bizarre bits of historic trivia). A reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped in to time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage, the secrets and the enduring fascination of Wales. A wonderful package and essential reading for visitors and residents alike.
Author: Harvey H. Jackson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2013-03-01
The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera traces the development of the Florida-Alabama coast as a tourist destination from the late 1920s and early 1930s, when it was sparsely populated with "small fishing villages," through to the tragic and devastating BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010. Harvey H. Jackson III focuses on the stretch of coast from Mobile Bay and Gulf Shores, Alabama, east to Panama City, Florida--an area known as the "Redneck Riviera." Jackson explores the rise of this area as a vacation destination for the lower South's middle- and working-class families following World War II, the building boom of the 1950s and 1960s, and the emergence of the Spring Break "season." From the late sixties through 1979, severe hurricanes destroyed many small motels, cafes, bars, and early cottages that gave the small beach towns their essential character. A second building boom ensued in the 1980s dominated by high-rise condominiums and large resort hotels. Jackson traces the tensions surrounding the gentrification of the late 1980s and 1990s and the collapse of the housing market in 2008. While his major focus is on the social, cultural, and economic development, he also documents the environmental and financial impacts of natural disasters and the politics of beach access and dune and sea turtle protection. The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera is the culmination of sixteen years of research drawn from local newspapers, interviews, documentaries, community histories, and several scholarly studies that have addressed parts of this region's history. From his 1950s-built family vacation cottage in Seagrove Beach, Florida, and on frequent trips to the Alabama coast, Jackson witnessed the changes that have come to the area and has recorded them in a personal, in-depth look at the history and culture of the coast. A Friends Fund Publication.
Author: Celia Lewis
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Written and presented in the same style as 2013's popular An Illustrated Country Year, Celia Lewis's beautiful new book covers the wildlife found on and around the seashore, above and underwater. Illustrated throughout with Celia's gorgeous watercolors and linocuts, the book is broken up into seasons, each featuring illustrations of flowers, insects, animals, fish, birds, shells, and all sea-related species found during that time of year. Celia's insight provides an enchanting new way to explore the coasts of the United Kingdom and northern Europe. Within each season are sections on what you might see or pick up during a walk along the tideline or along a coastal path, as well as tips for what to look out for and how to forage with using what you might find. Also included are inspiring craft projects suitable for all ages and tasty recipes by some of the best seafood chefs. Other sections include What's Flowering (wild flowers and grasses), How-Tos (e.g. how to read a tide table, how to recognize cloud formations), What's the Difference? (e.g. gulls, flat fish, etc.), and What's This? (identification guides for beachcombed items, such as mermaid's purse, etc). An Illustrated Coastal Year highlights all the flora and fauna to look for when you visit the coast and is perfect to dip into before or after any trip to the seashore.
'The Rough Guide to Devon & Cornwall' is the insider's handbook to one of the most beautiful and diverse holiday destinations in the UK. Features include - Full-colour section showcasing the highlights of the region; Expert accounts of all the major sights, from the wild expanses of Dartmoor to the Eden Project, and from the craggy coast of north Cornwall to the Tate St Ives; Critical reviews of the best restaurants, pubs and hotels, whatever your budget; Informed background on the region's history, art, literature and wildlife; Practical advice on walking the South West Coast Path, exploring cycle routes, and where to head when the surf is up; Maps and plans for every area.