Books  Botany & Plant Science  Non-Vascular Plants  Algae 

An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed

Art / Photobook

By: Josie Iselin(Author)

144 pages, 100 colour photos


Hardback | Apr 2014 | #212906 | ISBN-13: 9781419711701
Availability uncertain: order now to get this when available Details
NHBS Price: £10.99 $15/€13 approx

About this book

Josie Iselin celebrates the unexpected beauty of seaweed, an often overlooked but fundamental aspect of ocean life. Produced on a flatbed scanner, Iselin's vibrant portraits of ocean flora reveal the exquisite colour and extraordinary forms of more than two hundred specimens gathered from tidal pools along the California and Maine coasts. Her engaging text, which accompanies the images, blends personal observation and philosophical musings with scientific fact. Like her previous books, An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed is a poetic and compelling tribute to the natural world and the wonder it evokes.

"Beguiling [...] Ms. Iselin's images made using a flatbed scanner are a reminder that the natural world and that of abstract art aren't that far apart."
The New York Times

"Visually captivating [...] a visual delight."
ForeWord Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Josie Iselin is the author of Abrams's Sea Glass Hearts, Beach Stones, Seashells, and Heart Stones, as well as Beach: A Book of Treasure. An artist who uses the flatbed scanner to create sculptural two-dimensional designs with three-dimensional objects, Iselin is especially drawn to the ocean shore.

Bestsellers in this subject

Seasearch Guide to Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland

NHBS Price: £19.50 $26/€22 approx

A Key to Common Seaweeds

NHBS Price: £2.99 $4/€3 approx

Freshwater Algae

NHBS Price: £99.99 $135/€114 approx

Polish Charophytes

NHBS Price: £53.99 $73/€62 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194