BY JOHN ARCHER-THOMSON AND JULIAN CREMONA, BLOOMSBURY, £35
Rocky Shores is number seven in Bloomsbury’s British Wildlife Collection and heavy with verdant colour that positively celebrates the seashore. It is as packed with knowledge and enthusiasm as a rock pool is filled with strange and beautiful species – the details of which Archer-Thomson and Cremona describe so well. This to me will certainly make you want to dust off your wellies and head to the rocky shore, driven by new knowledge. But equally, even just sitting back and reading about the creatures in such glorious detail, you will find yourself temporarily transported to a vibrant pool surrounded by seaweed fronds and anemone tentacles.
Maya Plass Marine ecologist