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Exploring the Cornish Coast

Wildlife GuideWalking / Outdoor Guide

By: David Chapman

128 pages, 204 col photos

Alison Hodge

Paperback | Mar 2008 | #173423 | ISBN-13: 9780906720561
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NHBS Price: £8.50 $10/€10 approx

About this book

Cornwall is almost surrounded by sea. Some 300 miles of coast includes majestic cliffs, sheltered harbours, creeks and estuaries, and magnificent beaches. This handy photo guide focuses on the different types of coastal habitat - their geography, geology and wildlife. It includes photos and descriptions of plants, birds, seaweeds, crabs, butterflies and many more.

'I particularly like the Coast publication, which aims to introduce the nature of the Cornish coastline, from how it was originally formed to what lives there now. Rock pools, beaches and sand dunes, estuary and creek, and cliff and heath. They are all there in this book' (The Cornishman, 17.04.08)'packed with fantastic images and clear information ... compact enough to carry around on a day out ...'David has an ultra-keen eye and a real passion for his subject.' (Western Morning News, 26.04.08)'Yet again, in this new book "Exploring the Cornish Coast" the author (with the help of some exquisite photography) has manged to produce something very special and refreshing. Recording this county's wonderful coastline in such a wonderful way must have been quite a daunting challenge, given the plethora of works/images that exist, but what a result!'You really must buy this one for the bookshelf.' (Nigel Burnett, Director, Trebah Garden Trust, 29.04.08)'a more-ish, stylish guide laid out with a simplicity and structure that makes it almost as pleasurable to look at as the Cornish coast itself. ...'The overall effect is intelligent, understated and elegant - so much so that it makes you long for 5pm and the quickest road to the coast.'... ideal for rucksacks or pouches - extremely good value for the great wealth of information and enjoyment provided.' (Celeste Gagnon, Project Manager, Mylor Yacht Harbour Ltd., 06.05.08)'David wisely refrains from overwhelming us with too much technical information. Instead he provides us with all we need to know as starters. ... colour photographs alone are superb: fully indexed with all manner of extra information' (The Cornishman, 01.05.08)'A perfect size and shape to fit into any day bag, the book feels hardwearing and solid. ...'If you want to impress your travelling friends and family with Latin names from Actinia fragacea to Xanthoria parientina it's all there ... Every page gives an easily digested amount of information' (The Sustainable Trust, 08.05.08)'informative and ... crammed with brilliant photographs. ... convenient for a large pocket, ... with just the right amount of information ...'Categorised in a manner that makes it very easy to use in a particular area, non-specialist language is used to highlight everything for the convenience of an experienced amateur.' (Vitality Matters, June 2008)'... this excellent guide gives details of cliffs, dunes, beaches, estuaries and rock pools. There is a list of places which give good sites for particular species. Not just fantastic photos, but unusually for this type of guide, excellent for identification.' (South West Coast Path Association News, Summer 2008)Pocket Cornwall books were shortlisted in the British Book Design and Production Awards 2008 in the Brand/Series identity category.


About this Book
Rock Pools
Beaches and Sand Dunes
The Strandline
Estuary and Creek
Cliff and Heath
Places Good for Coastal Wildlife

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David Chapman is a trustee of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, and is passionate about the protection of our wild places. He is a professional photographer and writer, and his work is featured regularly in BBC Wildlife Magazine, Gardens Monthly, Natural World, Bird Watching, Birds Illustrated, Cornwall Today, Cornwall Life, Devon Life, Somerset Life, MMM, The Caravan Club Magazine and Smallholder. His photographs are stocked by a number of photographic libraries. David has twice won double awards from the Outdoor Writers Guild for Photography and Excellence in Writing, and his photographs regularly win competitions at both local and national levels. He is the author of Wild about Cornwall and Penwith Moods (Alison Hodge, 2007)

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