Rocky Shores

BY JOHN ARCHER-THOM­SON AND JU­LIAN CRE­MONA, BLOOMS­BURY, £35

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild at home -

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

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