A unique way for to learn about the puzzling flotsam and jetsam - both common and strange - that gets washed up on New Zealand's beaches. This book is solves many of the mysteries of beachcombing. Life-size Guide to the New Zealand Beach allows readers to easily and accurately identify the various items and curious objects that are commonly found our beaches. In particular the book shows: Pebbles and sand from around the country; How to recognise common animal tracks found in the sand; Jellyfish, starfish, crabs and bones from the sea; Eggs from the sea and invertebrates living in the sand; Seaweed, plant wash-ups and even common rubbish pollution
Andrew Crowe is a best-selling author with a special interest in helping make nature accessible to beginners of all ages. He has written over 40 nature books covering seashells, insects, spiders, birds and other animals and plants. Andrew has won numerous New Zealand book awards, including the Margaret Mahy Medal in 2009 for his overall contribution to children's literature and the Ashton Wylie Award in 2005 for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama. His latest book, Pathway of the Birds- The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors (Bateman), received 4 book awards in 2019.
Short-listed for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction 2005
Short-listed for New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award 2005
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