A new edition of this perennial favorite guide to coastal flora, fauna, and ecology
Tideland Treasure is an illustrated guide to the beaches and marshes of the Eastern United States coast, encompassing seashores and wetlands from Ocean City, New Jersey, to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Rich with true-to-life illustrations and hand-written text, this handsome guidebook captures the nature of the sea, beach, salt marsh, plants, and animals of the region in an easy to understand text. Common names are used to make the information memorable for casual beachcombers and amateur naturalists alike.
This newly expanded edition includes fifty new color illustrations, a new foreword, five new essays, a new glossary of tideland terms, and a new index of common and scientific names of tideland species.
Todd Ballantine is an internationally recognized environmental scientist, writer, and artist from Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. His long-running newspaper column, "On Earth," received the Harry Hampton Award for natural resource reporting from the South Carolina Wildlife Federation. In addition to Tideland Treasure, he has written and illustrated Woodland Walks, an introduction to the ecology of the Southeastern coastal region, and more than a dozen nature guides. Ballantine lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Reviews of the previous edition
A useful addition to the gear of every beachcomber
who wants to understand more of what he or she sees. It provides the 'how' and 'why' to supplement the simple field guide description and has much to offer any curious resident or tourist."—Naturalist News
"These more than 400 hand-drawn and hand-lettered entries are part fascinating biology lesson
and part meditation on the complex coastal ecology. With a tone and vocabulary suitable for both adult and young readers, Ballantine delves into… mosquitoes, stone crabs, sandpipers,
seaweed, sharks, mudflats, shells, and even the winds and rains and currents that bring the most dramatic changes to the coast."—Southern Living
"For amateur naturalists, there is no better guide to Southern shores than this 'tideland treasure.'"—Virginia Quarterly Review