The pebbles on the beach / Clarence Ellis
- Ellis, Clarence, 1889-
- London : Faber & Faber, 2018.
- Physical Description:
- xiii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
- Machine generated contents note: I.The Shingle Beach -- II.The Birth, Life and Death of a Pebble -- III.Kinds of Pebbles -- IV.The Exciting Quest for Semi-Precious Stones -- V.The Coastline of England and Wales -- VI.Pebble-Hunting as a Hobby.
- Pebble hunting is a pleasant and health-giving hobby, whether pursued on a beach, the lake-side, or the river-bank, and all but those who are nearing the last stages of decrepitude can enjoy it. WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE First published in 1973, and recently rediscovered, this is a spirited guide to the simple pleasure of pebble spotting. Ellis is a charming, knowledgeable, and witty guide to everything you didn't know you wanted to know about pebbles.He ruminates on what a pebble actually is, before showing us how they are formed, advising on the best pebble-spotting grounds in the UK, helping to identify individual stones, and giving tips on the necessary kit. This edition will feature fresh illustrations and a new introduction by Robert Macfarlane. Nature-lovers won't want to leave home without a copy firmly tucked into their coat pocket.
- 9780571347933 (paperback) and 0571347932 (paperback)
- First published in 1954 by Faber & Faber Limited.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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