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The Sea Shore {Free eBook}

The Sea Shore {Free eBook}

It’s summer.  And if you live near the sea, or have the opportunity to visit, it’s a great time to explore the seashore!

The Sea Shore by W. S. Furneaux is a nature study how-to for exploring the flora and fauna in and around the sea.

Our aim in writing the following pages is to encourage the observation of the nature and life of the sea shore; to give such assistance to the beginner as will show him where the most interesting objects are to be found, and how he should set to work to obtain them. Practical hints are also furnished to enable the reader to successfully establish and maintain a salt-water aquarium for the observation of marine life at home, and to preserve various marine objects for the purpose of forming a study-collection of the common objects of the shore.

The Sea Shore by W. S. Furneaux

This heavily illustrated encyclopedia of sea life covers:

  • Ideas for exploration.
  • The role of the moon.
  • The phenomenon of phosphorescence.
  • The equipment needed for explorations.
  • Crafting an aquarium.
  • Preserving marine objects.
  • Dissection.
  • Protozoa.
  • Sponges.
  • Jellyfish.
  • Anemones.
  • Starfish.
  • Marine worms.
  • Shells.
  • Lobsters.
  • Shrimp.
  • Fish.
  • Flowers that grow by the sea.
  • Much more!

Classification information is included, making this book suitable as part of a complete biology course, or a reference for a simple nature exploration.  The illustrations are perfect for notebooks either way.

Although written with the British coast as reference, most of the book is easily adaptable to your place of exploration.

The Sea Shore is a free download in the public domain.

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