Beachcomber's Companion

Beachcomber's Companion : An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures

3.97 (92 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.97 (92 ratings by Goodreads)
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Breezy, inviting, and delightful-just like a day at the beach- The Beachcomber's Companion is a charming illustrated guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Each of the entries includes fascinating descriptions, fun tidbits, and detailed artwork that makes it easy for readers to identify their own beach discoveries. A handy resource section offers tips on how to prepare before setting out on a shoreline adventure: from the beachcomber's commandments to must-have items for every beachcombing toolkit and advice on preserving shells. Awash with information and gorgeous watercolor illustrations, this is an essential companion for all who love the ocean's shore.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 159 x 212 x 18mm | 420g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 45 Illustrations, color
  • 145216116X
  • 9781452161167
  • 463,697

Review quote

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
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About Jillian Dittner

Anna Marlis Burgard is the founding author of Islands of America (, a multimedia venture devoted to exploring 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.
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