BEAUTIFUL NEW PACKAGE: Originally published in 1995 as Notes from the Shore, this revised edition will feature a new introduction, updated material, and a stunning new cover.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Ackerman’s most recent book, The Genius of Birds, was a New York Times bestseller and received glowing trade reviews. And we will be publishing Ackerman’s next book in 2020 (also about birds!).
DELIGHTFUL AND ENGAGING READ: A nature guide with a philosophical journey, Birds by the Shore weaves together science and description with personal observation and reflection, and offers readers a surprising and beautiful look at the extraordinary grace of nature’s creatures, such as ghost crabs, shore birds, sea worms, and whales.
PERFECT GIFT FOR NATURE LOVERS: Although there is a mass of information in these pages, Ackerman focuses more on stories and scenes than on data. She brings readers, flashlight in hand, to a moonlit beach to watch the annual coupling of horseshoe crabs, to low tide to probe for mud worms, and marsh grasses at dawn to watch for birds.
GLOBAL SCIENCE: Ackerman touches on the effect of contemporary problems—toxic wastes, global warming and shoreline erosion—on her habitat.
BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS: The book is filled with original hand drawn illustrations by Karis Grosz, perfect additions to Ackerman’s essays.
“Arresting and provocative…A joy to read”—The Washington Post
“Like walking along an ocean beach with a knowledgeable, articulate friend, reading this personalized natural history is a restorative experience.”—Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
“Serene and loving, Ackerman’s deeply personal take on the world around her constitutes nature writing at its best.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer
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