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Life between the tides  Cover Image Book Book

Life between the tides / Adam Nicolson ; animals and heroes by Kate Boxer ; maps and figures by Rosie Nicolson.

Nicolson, Adam, 1957- (author.). Boxer, Kate, 1961- (illustrator.). Nicolson, Rosie, (illustrator.).


"Adam Nicolson, the award-winning author of The Making of Poetry and The Seabird's Cry, explores the marine life inhabiting seashore rockpools with a scientist's curiosity and a poet's wonder in this beautifully illustrated book"-- Provided by publisher.
Inside each rock pool tucked into one of the infinite crevices of the tidal coastline lies a rippling, silent, unknowable universe. Below the stillness of the surface course the ebb and flow of the tide, the steady forward propulsion of the passage of time, and the tiny lifetimes of the rock pool's creatures, all of which coalesce into the grand narrative of evolution. Nicolson shows us that the world of the rock pools is infinite and as intricate as our own. -- adapted from jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374251437
  • ISBN: 0374251436
  • Physical Description: xiv, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in 2021 by William Collins, Great Britain as The Sea is Not Made of Water: Life Between the Tides"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-357) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The marvellous -- Part I: Animals: Sandhopper -- Prawn -- Winkle -- Crab -- Anemone -- Heraclitus on the shore -- Part II: Planetary connections: Tide -- Rock -- Sacrifice -- Survival -- Belief -- Three steps to the modern -- Conclusion: The last pool.
Subject: Tide pool ecology.
Seashore ecology.
Écologie des bâches.
Écologie des rivages.
NATURE / Animals / Marine Life.
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Coastal Regions & Shorelines.
Seashore ecology.
Tide pool ecology.
Tide pool ecology.
Seashore ecology.
Genre: NATURE / Animals / Marine Lif̊NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / Coastal Regions & Shorelines.

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Homer Public Library 577.699 NIC (Text) 000165135 Nonfiction Available -

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