Includes beach anatomy, phenomena, beach animals, plants, minerals. Also includes man-made structures (i.e. lighthouses and other historical structures), and beach art. Suggested beach scavenger hunts and hints for success. There is a section on conservation. Finally, there is a section on resources and suggested reading.
About the Author
Blair and Dawn Witherington are professional naturalists and award-winning authors. Blair is a research scientist for the Inwater Research Group--a marine conservation nonprofit. He has baccalaureate and master's degrees in biology from the University of Central Florida, and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Florida. He has contributed numerous scientific articles and books on sea turtle biology and the conservation of beaches. Dawn is a graphic design artist and scientific illustrator trained at the Art Institutes of Colorado and Ft. Lauderdale. Her art and designs are prominent in natural history books, educational posters, and museum exhibits. Blair and Dawn have merged their art, writing, photography, and design within varied projects, including Our Sea Turtles (Pineapple Press), which won Foreword Reviews 2015 Book of the Year gold medal for nature (Adult Nonfiction). Their other books include Florida's Living Beaches, Living Beaches of Georgia and the Carolinas, Florida's Seashells, and Seashells of Georgia and the Carolinas.