The Beachcomber's Companion is a charmingly illustrated guide to collecting and identifying shells and other coastal treasures. Each of the entries includes fascinating descriptions, fun tidbits, and detailed artwork that makes it easy for readers to identify their own beach discoveries. A handy resource section offers tips on how to prepare before setting out on a shoreline adventure: from the beachcomber's commandments to must-have items for every beachcombing toolkit and advice on preserving shells. Awash with information and gorgeous watercolour illustrations, this is an essential companion for all who love the ocean's shore.
Anna Marlis Burgard is an author, lifelong beachcomber, and the cofounder of IslandsofAmerica.com. She lives in Cohoes, New York.