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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Sea Journal.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Lisa Woollett(Author)

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This beautiful and unusual book brings together a year's wanderings along Britain's shores with compelling stories of their natural history, geology and evolution - from ancient myth to current science - and the author's striking contemporary photography. Whether paddling through the shallows, sheltering in a sea cave or crouching on a cliff in a hailstorm, we are taken on a journey of fascinating diversions. Against a backdrop of the shifting seasons, weather and tides, there are mermaid's purses, hag stones and by-the-wind sailors, alongside stories of wind-sellers and nineteenth century fossil hunters, the evolution of whales and Lego dragons lost at sea. As the threads draw together there is the sense that a walk on the beach, with all its chance finds and everyday wonders, stretches both back into the deep past and ahead into the uncertain future of our oceans. Above all, we are inspired to go out and explore for ourselves, reminded of the pleasures of discovery, and of looking and listening more closely.

'Perfectly captures the spirit of the most beautiful yet fragile wild space we have' Marine Conservation Society Filled with marvels from end to end' Caspar Henderson, author of 'The Book of Barely Imagined Beings' 'No one who has ever been awed by the sea, or struck by its beauty, will fail to be thrilled by this book' Philip Marsden, author of Rising Ground 'Beautifully photographed, full of delights and born of a deep love for the ocean' --Gavin Pretor-Pinney, author of The Cloudspotter's Guide'The writing is superb, almost poetic. She has that talent which all the best writers have: if you look closely at the words you won't understand why it's quite so good. [And] as well as being a gifted writer, Woollett is also a talented photographer and the images in the book are stunning. She has an unusual breadth of talent as a photographer: her seascapes are just as good as her closeups of marine life. Weather is captured exceptionally well and you can sense the moods of the sea. I really felt that I was there on the beach as I sat in the garden and read. Sea Journal is a classy book: it has all the bells and whistles of an upmarket coffee table book at a fraction of the price and with a lot more substance.' --The'Someone once said that a great book should leave you with many experiences, and Sea Journal by photographer Lisa Woollett certainly does that... Woollett is an award-winning documentary photographer and some of the photographs are so startling that they look like paintings. They are accompanied throughout by a thoughtfully creative layout and beautiful line drawings. The more surprising element of the book, in what at first glance appears to be a coffee-table art book, is the poetic prose and engaging storytelling which accompany each location and discovery, and the depth and accuracy of information presented, especially in relation to the marine life that she photographs. Interesting, inspiring and beautiful to look at, the book s evocative storytelling and captivating images can t help but stir you to head to your local beach in search of a washed-up treasure or a stunning sunset.' --Eden Project Magazine

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Book details

  • PDF | 168 pages
  • Lisa Woollett(Author)
  • Zart Books (10 Feb. 2016)
  • English
  • 8
  • Science & Nature

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  • By C L Lewis on 5 April 2017

    An unusual book - but utterly unique in a very good way. Not something you can really compare or contrast with many other books. If you enjoy being by the British sea side this will take you there when you cannot get there.

  • By powers1 on 20 April 2017

    Beautiful beautiful book

  • By Rubery Award on 9 September 2016

    Winner of the Rubery Book Award non fiction CategoryA beautifully produced book of photographs of the coast, with detailed close-ups that confound and amaze. Every time you examine the images, you feel you’re having your eyes gently opened by an artist who is guiding you to see familiar objects in a new way. There’s a hidden world along our shores that you can so easily take for granted, and extraordinary natural patterns. This book draws our attention to the beauty of those patterns. There is, however, more to this book than photography. With pleasing clarity, the text explores the images and makes sense of them with local knowledge and expertise. The book progresses logically through each month of the year in a well thought out format. The resulting exploration of our glorious coast line is deeply

  • By Guest on 24 February 2016

    Sea Journal - If you haven't yet seen it - go looking for it!Lisa Woollett's new book, just published, Sea Journal, is an absolute MUST READ!!As we said to her finishing reading it this week after hardly wanting to put it down, we feel quite bereft!! It truly is a page-turner and you become obsessed by the sea life - and all life - that she introduces you to. The photographs are stunning, and she writes so beautifully - she draws you along so you glimpse things with her deeply curious vision.DO . . . . buy it, give it, read it . . . . ! [quoting Tim Smit about yet another wonderful book, Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel!]

  • By B. Trudeau on 15 March 2016

    Lisa has a superb eye for composition, together with the necessary technical photographic expertise to capture it...Her fascinating and evocative commentary displays a real knowledge of her subject matter, and leaves the reader wanting to know more about `strandlines` and such stuff! Wonderful...

  • By mr j humphreys on 29 March 2016

    An insightful & personable journey through the author's eyes. This book is an absorbing read, with some fascinating facts and research, yet easy to put down. The term "coffee table" book is often over used, but would sit very well for this journal. The photographs are stunning and make it a perfect addition to Sea & Shore Cornwall (the author's 1st book) but with the addition of coastline outside Cornwall.

  • By Guest on 6 March 2016

    Really enjoyed this book, brought back so many childhood memories and made me want to visit the coast again. I could almost smell the sea. Photos are stunning.

  • By Amelia J Wise on 6 March 2016

    Sea Journal is filled with stunning photographs that capture the beauty and magical detail of the natural world. The poetic story line takes you on a year’s exploration of various parts of the British coastline and informs with history, myth, geology and ecology. Reading Sea Journal made me want to want to get to the coast, to gaze from cliff tops, peer into rock pools and pick up the plastic that is threatening this fragile world. This is a beautifully produced book that celebrates the sea, the unusual facts intrigue and the photographs astound.

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