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Anchors Away : Books about the Sea

Passionate about sea-life, coral and seashells? Ultimate Library has curated five compelling reads about the deep blue. These explore solutions on how humanity can solve ocean plastic pollution to an awe-inspiring  photography book that journeys through the world’s most amazing beaches and island getaways.


1. You Are Here: Beaches: The Most Scenic Spots on Earth by Ruth Hobday and Geoff Blackwell

This beautifully curated collection of amazing beaches around the world
evokes awe-inspiring travel envy. The breath-taking photography brings
forth the spirit of each place, inspiring you to travel. From powdery
white drifts to beautiful island getaways the handpicked locations offer
an exciting variety of destinations and journeys.

You Are Here: Beaches: The Most Scenic Spots on Earth


2. The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans by Cynthia Barnett

Seashells have been the most coveted and collected of nature’s creations since the dawn of humanity. They were money before coins, jewellery before gems, art before canvas. In The Sound of the Sea, acclaimed environmental author Cynthia Barnett blends cultural history and science to trace our long love affair with seashells and the hidden lives of the molluscs that make them.

The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans


3. Coral Reefs: A Natural History by Charles Sheppard

An illustrated look at corals and the reefs they build around the world, and the causes and dire consequences of their rapid disappearance. Corals are among the most varied lifeforms on Earth, ranging from mushroom corals, sea fans, anemones, and pulse corals. This stunningly illustrated book profiles the astonishing diversity of the world’s coral groups, describing key aspects of their natural history and explaining why coral reefs are critical to the health of our oceans.

Coral Reefs: A Natural History


4. The Brilliant Abyss: True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed by Helen Scales

A golden era of deep-sea discovery is underway. Revolutionary studies in the deep are rewriting the very notion of life on Earth and the rules of what is possible. Eloquently and passionately, Helen Scales brings to life the majesty and mystery of an alien realm that nonetheless sustains us, while urgently making clear the price we could pay if it is further disrupted.

The Brilliant Abyss: True Tales of Exploring the Deep Sea, Discovering Hidden Life and Selling the Seabed


5. Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis by Erica Cirino

In Thicker Than Water, journalist Erica Cirino brings readers on a globehopping journey to meet the scientists and activists telling the real story of the plastic crisis. From the deck of a plastic-hunting sailboat with a disabled engine, to the labs doing cutting-edge research on microplastics and the chemicals we ingest, Cirino paints a full picture of how plastic pollution is threatening wildlife and human health.

Thicker Than Water: The Quest for Solutions to the Plastic Crisis

One Comment

  1. Thanks for all your book suggestions. Wish i had more money and more bookshelves. It`s serendipity but the book “Beaches -the most scenic spots on earth” features Worthing Beach, Bridgetown Barbados. I`ll be looking this one up in February when we visit the island. However we`ve got a trip to Salford Hall booked first and I`m already looking forward to the selection of books in their library.

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