The Life-Size Guide to the New Zealand Beach: Featuring the Odd Things Which Get Washed Up on the Sand

Author(s): Andrew Crowe

NZ Natural History

Join Andrew Crowe in solving the mysteries of beachcombing. The puzzling flotsam and jetsam - both common and strange - is shown here and explained with clear, life-size colour photographs.
Besides providing a simple introduction to New Zealand geology, this book's new approach to the beach 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
Part of Andrew Crow's original award-winning Life-Size Guide series, this book is designed to be both simple and practical for all the family.


Product Information

Shortlisted for LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Elsie Locke Medal for Non-Fiction 2005 and New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards: Non-Fiction Award 2005.

Andrew Crowe is a full-time 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 five New Zealand book awards, including the Ashton Wylie Award for a biography for teenagers on the Dalai Lama and - for his contribution to children's literature generally - the Margaret Mahy Medal.

General Fields

  • : 9780143019343
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : January 2004
  • : 300x210mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : 32
  • : Sea & seashore life
  • : Colour photographs
  • : Andrew Crowe
  • : Paperback