Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides

Rock Pool: Extraordinary Encounters Between the Tides : A Life -Long Fascination told in Twenty-Four Creatures

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The British beach is full of creatures that we think we know - from crabs to clams, starfish to anemones. But, in fact, we barely understand how many survive or thrive. In Rock Pool the delights of childhood paddling are elevated to oceanic discoveries, as the fragile beauty and drama of intertidal existence is illustrated through the incredible lives of twenty-four individual creatures. Rock Pool is the eye-opening account of a life-long passion by a talented writer and naturalist.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 308g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour illustrations and photos
  • 1912836122
  • 9781912836123
  • 20,704

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`Here are three simple steps to help you feel better about the world: read Heather Buttivant's marvellous book, grab a pair of wellies and get yourself to a rocky shore ... [a] thoughtful, enlightening and entertaining read.' BBC Wildlife Magazine | 'An utterly joyous book, a celebration of our incomparable 11,000 miles of British coastline ... an eye-opening delight from start to finish.' Daily Mail
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About Heather Buttivant

Heather Buttivant runs, which won the 2017 BBC Wildlife Blog of the Year Award. She has previously worked on environmental issues in the Civil Service, Friends of the Earth and Climate South East, and has taught for the Open University. She currently volunteers with Looe Marine Conservation Group and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and writes about wildlife and environment issues. She is frequently appears on Countryfile. Learn more about Heather's work and her rockpooling journeys at
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