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Curious Creatures on our Shores (Hardcover) Loot Price: R282
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Curious Creatures on our Shores (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood

Curious Creatures on our Shores (Hardcover)

Chris Thorogood

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This veritable marine treasure trove of a book is richly illustrated by the author, with fifty of the most beautiful, easily encountered, and sometimes astonishing marine organisms found on British coasts, from seemingly exotic seahorses and starfish, to peculiar sea-potatoes and sea lemons. Together, these characterful critters paint a colourful picture of life between the tides: starfish that, upon losing an arm, can grow a new one; baby sharks hatching from their fancifully named `mermaid' purses'; ethereal moon jellyfish pulsating in the current and, on some seabeds, even coral. Beachcombing, overturning a boulder or simply parting the strands of seaweed in a rock pool offer a glimpse into a thriving underwater world of curious creatures. Inspired by the Oxford University of Natural History's exceptionally rich zoology collections, which contain millions of specimens amassed from centuries of expeditions, this book tells the story of life on the seashore.

General

Imprint: The Bodleian Library
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: September 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Chris Thorogood
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards
Pages: 128
ISBN-13: 978-1-85124-534-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
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Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals
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Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Nature in art, still life, landscapes & seascapes
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > Aquatic creatures > Sea & seashore life
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LSN: 1-85124-534-0
Barcode: 9781851245345

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