The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

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A lovely beach house book or hostess gift, perfect for any beachy coffee table.

Breezy, inviting, and delightful—just like a day at the beachThe Beachcomber''s Companion is a charming 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 watercolor illustrations, this is an essential companion for all who love the ocean''s shore.

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"Folks with beach houses across the South take note-you''ll want this beautiful little book displayed proudly, waiting for a guest to thumb through the serene watercolor illustrations to learn the names of what they found on a seashell-hunting trip." - Garden & Gun

"Folks with beach houses across the South take note-you''ll want this beautiful little book displayed proudly, waiting for a guest to thumb through the serene watercolor illustrations to learn the names of what they found on a seashell-hunting trip." - Garden Gun

"The Beachcomber''s Companion answers all your questions about the creatures that call these shells home and the best ways to collect them.inspires a new appreciation for the wonders of the shore." -Providence Journal

"It''s like strolling near the waves with a dear friend who, because she''s devoted much of her life to the study of islands, is familiar with what washes up on, or what lives on, that liminal zone where the sand and surf interact. You''ll want to enjoy all of what Burgard has to share in this Beachcomber''s Companion." -The Austin Chronicle

"Lifelong beachcomber Burgard covers each type of shell with a combination of natural science, history, folklore and other contextualizing info, making even the most humble shell a storied object." -BookPage (Lifestyles Top Pick)

"Loaded with interesting information, charming anecdotes, and useful hints, Burgard''s Companion does a fine job of helping beachcombers both understand and appreciate their treasures."
-Dr. David L. Pawson, Emeritus Senior Scientist, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

About the Author

Anna Marlis Burgard is the founding author of Islands of America (www.islandsofamerica.com), a multimedia venture that explores island arts, cuisines, histories, and wildlife. As a lifelong beachcomber, Burgard has visited 130 of the more than 20,000 islands in the United States. She lives on Tybee Island in Georgia, whose state shell is the knobbed whelk.

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Emily Louise Carson
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
A treasure chest!
Reviewed in the United States on December 19, 2019
This book is awe-inspiring ... each description is full of surprising science, history, and stories about the shells the sea offers up and the people who collect them. The illustrations are gorgeous. Even the most experienced beachcomber will learn something -- who knew how... See more
This book is awe-inspiring ... each description is full of surprising science, history, and stories about the shells the sea offers up and the people who collect them. The illustrations are gorgeous. Even the most experienced beachcomber will learn something -- who knew how fierce sea stars are, or how scallops "clap" across the ocean floor? Treat yourself and your beach loving friends to Burgard''s universe with the sea and its shells at its heart ... all who read it will come away enriched -- more connected to the natural world.
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ErinNicole
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Beautiful little book!
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
Got this for my 8-year-old daughter as she''s just starting to enjoy collecting shells. She likes how the book is small but the illustrations are detailed, she is planning on bringing it to every beach weekend we have!
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M. Davis
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Beachcomber''s Companion
Reviewed in the United States on August 6, 2018
Great little book. The person that wrote this absolutely shows her love for her subject. Nice illustrations. I think the price is too high...should be no more than $13 to make it available to more people. A wonderful introduction to beachcombing. A more serious shell... See more
Great little book. The person that wrote this absolutely shows her love for her subject. Nice illustrations. I think the price is too high...should be no more than $13 to make it available to more people. A wonderful introduction to beachcombing. A more serious shell collector may need more. Nice gift for young person just getting interested in discovering beach finds. I found it a delight to read.
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Lizzie Hudson
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A wonderful book, Burgard is deft in language
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2018
This lovely book could itself be a sea shell- a luminous work of art containing a throttle of poetry, science, and surprises. With nearly every page I was released back into my childhood when the wonder of finding shells was most keen, and now I have names and new... See more
This lovely book could itself be a sea shell- a luminous work of art containing a throttle of poetry, science, and surprises. With nearly every page I was released back into my childhood when the wonder of finding shells was most keen, and now I have names and new information for creatures across coasts. A wonderful book, Burgard is deft in language, witty, and clearly versed in her research. Highly recommend!
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savvy shopper
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Beautiful presentation
Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2020
This book is fascinating! I love the way it''s written, the history of collecting shells, the differences in them and the beautiful pictures, which makes it easy to discern what shells have been collected and how to identify them. We gave it as a gift along with a collection... See more
This book is fascinating! I love the way it''s written, the history of collecting shells, the differences in them and the beautiful pictures, which makes it easy to discern what shells have been collected and how to identify them. We gave it as a gift along with a collection jar and they make the perfect gift. The couple LOVE IT and have a conversation corner in their home set up to show off their shells, collected over many years and the book that helps bring it all together.
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Teri Pizza
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A really interesting book.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020
I confess, I originally ordered the book because of it pretty cover. I thought it would look great next to my shell collections...and, it does. However, it is also full of good info on most of the shells I''ve found on Florida beaches: from Panama City Beach, to Fort Myers... See more
I confess, I originally ordered the book because of it pretty cover. I thought it would look great next to my shell collections...and, it does. However, it is also full of good info on most of the shells I''ve found on Florida beaches: from Panama City Beach, to Fort Myers Beach, to Daytona Beach it got them covered and gave me new info to boot! Great little book and would be perfect as a house-warming gift to new residents moving any where near the Florida coast.
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Bruce Foster
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A perfect companion
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
Going to the beach? Do NOT forget to bring along this delightful and informative guide to the ephemera of the sea. Sized just right for slipping into your beach bag, this book is a wonderfully written and entertaining guide to those treasures of the sea found along the... See more
Going to the beach? Do NOT forget to bring along this delightful and informative guide to the ephemera of the sea. Sized just right for slipping into your beach bag, this book is a wonderfully written and entertaining guide to those treasures of the sea found along the seashore. The author clearly has a love and affinity for this subject. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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RosieP
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Was not what I was looking for
Reviewed in the United States on January 2, 2021
I bought this book after reading reviews about it when I received it I was not happy with it and end up returning it and buying a different book which I love
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The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated high quality high quality Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Watercolor Seashell and Shell Collecting Book, Beach Lover Gift) outlet sale