Coastwise - 
      Peter Firstbrook

Coastwise

Understanding Britain's Shoreline

Coastwise examines the coastline of the British Isles as a dynamic environment and offers you an understandable explanation of how the coastline functions as a single entity. It is supported by hundreds of stunning photos and illustrations. Les mer
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Coastwise examines the coastline of the British Isles as a dynamic environment and offers you an understandable explanation of how the coastline functions as a single entity. It is supported by hundreds of stunning photos and illustrations.
It begins by exploring how the forces of nature combine to create its physical features (and continue to do so). This is a multifaceted story that involves ancient geology and powerful ocean forces.
It then turns to the living nature of the coast, covering the unique plants, animals and other organisms whose interdependence keeps the coast alive and healthy. These amazing creatures are described and displayed in full colour.
The third part of the book looks at how humans have interacted with the coast, using it for defence, commerce and leisure. It explores these aspects from the earliest times to the present day.
The final section shows, for each coastal region, where the features discussed in the book can be observed and enjoyed, giving you a practical way of exploring the elements described in the book.
All aspects of the coast are covered, making it essential reading – or a wonderful gift – for all those who spend time on Britain’s coast. As Countryfile presenter, Tom Heap, says in his Foreword: “These pages are a practical love letter to Britain’s waterfront and no seaside holiday home should be without them.”
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Forlag: Fernhurst Books Limited
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781912621408
Format: 25 x 21 cm
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«“This subtly passionate book is the perfect companion to anyone with an interest in the coast… As a sailor, scientist and programme maker Peter Firstbroook is clearly smitten by the bit of this country where solid meets liquid… The breadth of this book is staggering… Coastwise is unafraid of a little light science and much the better for it. Knowledge helps us get so much more out of the coast… These pages are a practical love letter to Britain’s waterfront and no seaside holiday home should be without them.” (Tom Heap, Countryfile Presenter) “Coastwise is a particularly well-structured book… Every statement is immediately illustrated with a photograph… In itself, it’s a thoroughly useful – and very attractive – volume… It would make a useful family possession and an excellent gift for interested youngsters, ready to make discoveries for themselves.” (Yachting Monthly) “Sailors and coastal dwellers and explorers will love it but everybody will find answers questions they’ve had about the shoreline… It’s jam-packed full of photographs and diagrams, and finds a perfect balance between sometimes complex concepts and easy reading. It’s accessible, very readable and endlessly fascinating. It’s basically an encyclopaedia of the coast.” (Kit Pascoe) “Whether you live there, work there or are just visiting, Coastwise is your perfect companion. His relaxed narrative, clear illustrations and beautiful photography will appeal to anyone with an interest in the world around them. Coastwise will educate and fascinate readers of all ages, as you’re guided around Britain and some of its most beautiful locations.” (RNLI Lifeboat) “All aspects of the coats are covered, making it essential reading – or a wonderful gift – for all those who spend time on Britain’s coast.” (Sailing Today) “Beautifully illustrated love letter to Britain’s coast.” (Ocean Sailor)»

Foreword; Author’s Note; Introduction: This Precious Stone Set In The Silver Sea; PART ONE: THE PHYSICAL COAST: Headlands & Cliffs; Beaches, Bays & Barrier Islands; Estuaries, Wetlands & Salt Marshes; Waves, Whirlpools, Surges & Tides; Coastal Rocks & Fossils; PART TWO: THE LIVING COAST: Plankton & Plants; Free Drifters & Bottom Dwellers; Molluscs & Crustaceans; The Carnivores; Coastal Birds; PART THREE: THE HUMAN COAST: The Coast As Defence; The Commercial Coast; The Leisure Coast; PART FOUR: DISCOVERING THE BRITISH COAST; Acknowledgements & Credits; Index
Peter Firstbrook studied oceanography and geography at university before spending 5 years in post-graduate research. He is now a filmmaker, writer, and RYA Yachtmaster with more than 50 years’ sailing experience. He is the author of 6 books, including Lost on Everest which won the Trento Mountain Book Festival award.