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Sea and Shore Cornwall: Common and Curious Findings [Paperback]

Lisa Woollett
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Book Description

19 April 2013
WINNER HOLYER AN GOF PUBLISHERS' AWARD 2014. A beautiful collection of photographs, discoveries and natural history that is by turn atmospheric, quirky and fascinating. Many of the photographs are glimpses of the mercurial sea around Cornwall's shores in all its moods, from sunlit shallows to exhilarating waves powering into cliffs.

Woven in with these is Lisa's haphazard museum of finds - the often strangely beautiful things she has picked up on Cornwall's shores, along with any curious or interesting findings from her subsequent research. There are wonderful names - by-the-wind sailors, the warty venus - and some extraordinary creatures in this inter-tidal world, their lives at times violent, charming and bizarre.

There is much of the evocative and often mysterious language of the sea, with some beautiful old Cornish words: many portents of bad weather - the sun-dog, graving clouds - and a telling number to describe a fine misty drizzle. There is also the odd maritime legend and some wonderful oceanographers' research: a science of washed up trainers, bath ducks and fishermen's boots lost at sea.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Zart Books; 1st edition (19 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957490208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957490208
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 20.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lisa grew up by the sea, in a house on the cliffs on the Isle of Sheppey. After a degree in Psychology, she went on to study Documentary Photography at Newport School of Art.

From 1993 she worked as a photographer. Past clients include The Independent on Sunday, Barnardos, The 
Daily Telegraph, Mencap, The Observer and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

She has lived in Cornwall since 2004 and has been photographing the sea for a number of years, selling her work through galleries and her website: www.photographsofthesea.com.

'Sea and Shore Cornwall: common and curious findings' is published in association with the Eden Project and is her first book.

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Review

‘This wonderful book is like a two-dimensional cabinet of curiosities. Sometimes it’s unclear whether we’re admiring an artifact or a thought, and that is the point.’
BBC Coast presenter Nick Crane
 
‘Manages to combine art with science and produce real magic. The photographs - for this is a highly visual book - are stunning.’
The Marine Quarterly

'Beautifully and simply written, illustrated and designed. Her writing swings between personal, accessible and poetic narrative and informative natural history. Her passion shines from every page.' 
Western Morning News

'Quite simply the closest I have ever seen anyone come to describing the seashore in the way I feel the seashore.' 
Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project

‘Everyone loved this book. It is delightful, imaginative, hugely informative and written with clarity, joy and enthusiasm. Beautifully constructed with striking photographs. A work of wonder.’ 
Judges summary, Holyer an Gof Publishers' Awards 2014 (winner) 

'This incredibly beautiful book does a wonderful job of opening up the magnificent world of our marine environment, enabling people to learn and appreciate its beauty and importance.' 
Cornwall Wildlife Trust

‘This quirky book is guaranteed to surprise, enlighten and inspire.’
Surfgirl

About the Author

Lisa grew up by the sea, in a house on the cliffs on the Isle of Sheppey. After a degree in Psychology, she went on to study Documentary Photography at Newport School of Art. From 1993 she worked as a photographer. Past clients include The Independent on Sunday, Barnardos, The Daily Telegraph, Mencap, The Observer and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has lived in Cornwall since 2004 and has been photographing the sea for a number of years, selling her work through galleries and her website: www.photographsofthesea.com. 'Sea and Shore Cornwall: common and curious findings' is her first book and winner of a Holyer an Gof Publishers' Award 2014.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For all Cornwall lovers! 24 April 2013
By Suky
Format:Paperback
This is a wonderful book for all those who like wandering along the seashore in Cornwall or just standing and gazing at the ever changing seascapes that you find there! Beautiful photos and the sort of book you can keep dipping into and never get tired of! It definitely will not go on the book shelf as it will be in constant use! I have learned some fascinating facts from it which I am sure will impress my friends. Ideal for a present for Cornwall lovers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great memories 10 July 2013
By paul
Format:Paperback
I saw this book while on holiday in Cornwall this summer and it brought back all the amazing times we had as a family over the years,needles to say i HAD to have it and immediately bought it,i didn't realize just how much i missed the place,we will now be returning for many holidays to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 20 Feb 2014
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The photographs in this book are jaw droppingly good, some even defy belief, but what makes the book is the commentary about Cornwall and Cornish life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Book 19 Jan 2014
By T. Ward
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Visually totally stunning! Enchanting and informative to read. Some books just make you smile just having them on you bookshelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Take Me to Cornwall 31 Oct 2013
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A superbly unique book for an eye catching read and stroll along the sea shore. Not your average "sea shore" book....I highly recommend this from an artistic point of view for any sea shore lover.
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