Aimed at both the general reader and amateur naturalist, this Green Guide offers a wealth of information on observing and identifying 150 of the most commonly encountered species of shore life in Britain and Europe. Both plants and animals are covered, including seaweeds, mollusks, crustaceans, and insects. Each species is described with detailed notes and illustrated with a superb color painting. There is fascinating information on the different types of coast and important advice on the safety measures to be taken by sea. Informative and compact, this book is ideal for both home reference and as a pocket companion in the field.