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By Anna Marlis Burgard, Illustrated by Jillian Ditner


Breezy, inviting, and delightful—just like a day at the beach— The 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.

The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying

SKU: 9781452161167
$16.95 Regular Price
$14.99Sale Price
  • Anna Marlis Burgard is the founding author of Islands of America, a multimedia venture devoted to exploring insular arts, cuisines, histories, and wildlife. As a lifelong beachcomber, Burgard has visited more than 100 of the nearly 17,000 islands in the United States. She lives on Tybee Island in Georgia, whose state shell is the knobbed whelk.

  • Publisher:    Chronicle Books     
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pub Date: April 17, 2018


    -Shells    -Collectors and collecting
    -NATURE / Seashells    -Beachcombing

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