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The Life-Size Guide to the New Zealand Beach: featuring the odd things which get washed up on the sand

by Andrew Crowe

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PUBLISHED: 5th October 2004
ISBN: 9780143019343
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  • Paperback
    $18.16
PUBLISHED: 5th October 2004
ISBN: 9780143019343

Publisher Description

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

Author Biography

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.

Prizes

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

Product Details

Author
Andrew Crowe
Publisher
Penguin Group (NZ)
Series
Life-size Guide S.
Year
2004
ISBN-10
0143019341
ISBN-13
9780143019343
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2004-10-05
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Pages
32
Subtitle
featuring the odd things which get washed up on the sand
Short Title
The Life-Size Guide to the New Zealand Beach
Language
English
Media
Book
Audience
General/Trade
NZ Release Date
2004-10-05

Product Reviews

27 Apr, 2021
Excellent book for children keen to identify what they find on the beach.
Many happy hours spent on the beach with this book. Should be in every beach house, even adults can painlessly learn from the excellent illustrations and descriptions.
By R.