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Life Between the Tides: In Search of Rockpools and Other Miracles
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Life Between the Tides: In Search of Rockpools and Other Miracles (Paperback)

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'A remarkable and powerful book, the rarest of things ... Nicolson is unique as a writer ... I loved it' EDMUND DE WAAL









'Miraculous ... An utterly fascinating glimpse of a watery world we only thought we knew' PHILIP HOARE







Few places are as familiar as the shore - and few as full of mystery and surprise.



How do sandhoppers inherit an inbuilt compass from their parents? How do crabs understand the tides? How can the death of one winkle guarantee the lives of its companions? What does a prawn know?







In Life Between the Tides, Adam Nicolson explores the natural wonders of the intertidal and our long human relationship with it. The physics of the seas, the biology of anemone and limpet, the long history of the earth, and the stories we tell of those who have lived here: all interconnect in this zone where the philosopher, scientist and poet can meet and find meaning.





In this blend of fascinating, surprising ecology and luminous human history, Adam Nicolson gives an invitation to the shoreline. Anyone who chooses can look beyond their own reflection and find the marvellous there, waiting an inch beneath their nose.







PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS THE SEA IS NOT MADE OF WATER.

Natural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsWildlife: aquatic creaturesSea life & the seashore Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 23/06/2022 ISBN-13: 9780008294816  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Adam Nicolson is a prize-winning writer of many books on history, nature and the countryside including The Sea is Not Made of Water, The Making of Poetry, Sea Room, God's Secretaries, The Gentry and the acclaimed The Mighty Dead. His 2017 book, Seabird's Cry was picked as Waterstones Book of the Month in Scotland and won the prestigious Wainwright Prize for nature writing and the Jeffries Prize. He is the winner of the Royal Society of Literature's Ondaatje Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the W.H. Heinemann Award and the British Topography Prize. He has written and presented many television series and lives on a farm in Sussex.

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